03 July 2019
China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) has discovered 84 new pulsars since its trial operation began in September 2016, Jiang Peng, FAST Chief Engineer told Xinhua on 03 July 2019. Pulsar observation is an important task for FAST, which can be used to confirm the existence of gravitational radiation and black holes and help solve many other major questions in physics. FAST is also in charge of the exploration of interstellar molecules and interstellar communication signals.
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