Published On: Sun, Nov 12th, 2017

Can China Make First Contact With Aliens Via World’s Largest Radio Dish?

Can China Make First Contact With Aliens Via World's Largest Radio Dish?

Reports are suggesting that China might have the potential to make first contact with alien life, thanks to a new radio dish and telescope that stands out for its highly advanced features and the fact that it is the largest in the world.

As reported by The Atlantic in its December 2017 issue, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) measures twice as wide as the dish in Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, easily masking it the largest in the world. Although it’s worth noting that the dish is capable of detecting spy satellites even when not actively broadcasting, The Atlantic stressed that the instrument’s main purpose is to serve as our planet’s first “flagship observatory” specially made to listen for possible messages from extraterrestrial life. In other words, if there is really something or someone out there, China has the potential to be the first to confirm it.

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Can China Make First Contact With Aliens Via World’s Largest Radio Dish?