Chinese telescope could detect extraterrestrial life


A massive engineering and scientific project in China is expected to take us one step closer in our quest to discover if we are truly alone in the universe. The country's military-led space program is constructing the world's largest radio telescope, the Five-hundred-meter perture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, and Chinese state media recently released images of the amazing structure nearing completion.

Nan Rendong, chief scientist of the FAST project, told Xinhua that the huge dish will enable much more accurate detection. "A radio telescope is like a sensitive ear...

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