Five Hundred Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is a radio telescope designed to capture the unknown radio waves from space grounds. The research and invention seem to be a greater boon to China today as they have successfully captured two different types of pulsars form the space today.
This was just a trial round. The entire picture is yet to come. The telescope is located within a five-hundred-meter ground of Guizhou province of China. Additionally, the telescope will also help in getting a lot of information about the space. Its foremost concern will be to communicate with the aliens from a different planet or completely different world.
The second mission will be to detect and capture different pulsars spinning around the neutron stars. These are the rarest thickest heavenly matter found in space. If measured its weight on Earth’s surface, a teaspoon of matter will weigh 1 billion tons.
These pulsars have a spinning ability and a high rotational speed. Studying such sort of events taking place in space will help scientists to know more about them. Astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of China came across two different types of pulsars. First one on August 22nd and second on August 25th.
To confirm these pulsars, they were tested again with Parkes Radio Telescope. The one which was identified on August 22nd was named as J1859-01 and the other one as J1931-01. Both the pulsars are located at the distance of 16,000 and 4,100 light years from our planet respectively.
The one that is located at a distance of 16,000 light years rotates at the frequency of 1.83 seconds while the other at 0.59 seconds, says Xinhua news agency of China. “The telescope will be at the trial stage for more three to five years.” “The research is really appreciating and it’s a huge honor that we are able to achieve such astounding results within less than a year”, says Peng Bo, FAST project’s deputy director.