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China Wants in on the Hunt for Extraterrestrials

As The Independent reports, China is about to get into the alien hunt in a big way. The nation will play host to the world’s largest intelligent life-form seeking telescope. The 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (or FAST, for short) is slated to be located in the Guizhou province.

“A radio telescope is like a sensitive ear, listening to tell meaningful radio messages from white noise in the universe,” scientist Nan Rendong told the Xinhua news agency. “It is like identifying the sound of cicadas in a thunderstorm.”

No word yet on if any alien life forms have been found. Or, at least, reported. As we learned from Men in Black, they’re pretty much working in every public service industry in the nation, right?

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