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FAST, the world's largest radio telescope, is located in Guizhou province's Pingtang county. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which is located in Southwest China's Guizhou province, has attracted the attention of various foreign media outlets as it officially opened to scientists worldwide on March 31.
Russia's state-owned Sputnik News Agency said that since early 2020, FAST has achieved several scientific breakthroughs under steady and reliable operation.
Several Russian scientists interviewed by Sputnik showed interest in FAST. Anton Kochergin, an astrophysicist from the Far Eastern Federal University, said that FAST will certainly arouse worldwide astrophysicists' interest and can help humankind to make many important discoveries.
REGNUM News Agency, a Russian non-governmental online news service provider, said in its report that FAST opening to the world shows China's intention of cooperation. As China embraces a golden age of radio astronomy, more contributions will be made to humankind's exploration of the universe.
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economics News Paper), the world's largest financial newspaper, is impressed by China's sharing of the world's largest aperture spherical radio telescope.
According to Kobayashi Hideyuki, a professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the global opening of FAST can contribute to international academic exchanges. He added that the construction of world-class research facilities such as FAST shows China's scientific and technological capabilities.
Anadolu Agency, Turkey's state-owned news agency, pointed out that China's sharing of the research facility will promote international science development and progress for human civilization.