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China’s largest astronomical observation base to be built in Qinghai
update:April 24,2020

Twin towers at the Saishenteng Mountain astronomical observation base.
April 24,2020 -- On April 16th, Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Qinghai province and the University of Science and Technology of China signed a cooperative agreement to co-build the Wide Field Survey Telescope (WFST) in Saishenteng Mountain, Cold Lake Town of the prefecture.
The 2.5-meter diameter telescope boasts a 750-million-pixel camera and can survey the entire Northern Sky once every three nights. The telescope project will contribute to breakthroughs in astronomical studies, and discovery of celestial bodies in the outer solar system. It will also better serve the national aerospace security strategy. 
The WFST project will help the Cold Lake Town attract more world-class astrological projects and transform itself into a new tourist attraction in the prefecture.
In 2020, four telescope projects will be built at the Saishenteng Mountain astronomical observation base with a total investment of 264.55 million yuan. The construction of these projects will boost local economy and play a positive role in boosting its profile both home and abroad. Cold Lake Town will become not only the country’s largest astronomical observation base but also a world-class astronomical study center.
By:Zhou Tianyu
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