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A Radio Telescope Near Urumqi

By: Jeff Dai

 

Region: Asia

Site: Urumqi - China

Date: April 2018

The Milky Way rises in this spring night of China, from Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory (XAO) near Ürümqi. Photographed here is the 25-meter Nanshan Radio Telescope. It is one of the important stations of Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) with arrays of radio telescopes around the globe. The station also plays an important role in China’s Lunar Exploration Program.

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