China’s ‘FAST’ telescope to get new receiver

Beijing, May 21: China’s five hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) — the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope — will have a new receiver installed to boost its efficiency in surveying the sky, the media reported. The 19-beam L-band receiver, first of its kind worldwide, is expected to be put into use in early June and it will increase FAST’s survey speed by five to six times, Xinhua news agency reported. (IANS)