04 June 2020
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is one of the five main scientific goals of FAST. In 2018, FAST installed back-end equipment specifically to find extraterrestrials. "At present, the back-end equipment is being upgraded, and it is expected that new observations can be made after September, when the extraterrestrial civilization search will be launched," said Professor Zhang Tongjie of Beijing Normal University's astronomy department.
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