Russian scientists love “Chinese Sky Eye”

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Ivanchik added: “One of the missions of the giant radio telescope is to observe the deep space of the universe For example, observing the process of the reionization period, studying this process is very important to determine the rate of star formation in the newborn galaxy.”

Anton Kocherkin, an astrophysicist at the Russian Far Eastern Federal University, believes: “The’China Sky Eye’ is a well-deserved successor to Arecibo. At first glance, the two structures are similar, but there are significant differences. The’China Sky Eye’ is not only larger in size, but also different in reflector shape (this is an advantage in itself), capturing The ability of celestial bodies is also stronger.”

Cochelkin said: “Does the’Chinese Sky Eye’ interest foreign astrophysicists? There is no doubt. This is a unique tool. I just started my own scientific road. I believe that many important discoveries will be made with its help. And the proposal of Chinese colleagues to allocate observation time to the outside makes the “China Sky Eye” even more significant to scientists around the world.”

The 500-meter-caliber spherical radio telescope, known as the “China Sky Eye”, has an active deformable reflector surface that can cover a 40-degree zenith angle. Previously, Chinese media reported that the “China Sky Eye” will be officially opened to the global scientific community from April this year, soliciting observation applications from scientists around the world, and allocating observation time from August 1 after review. In the first year of opening to the global scientific community, it is estimated that approximately 10% of the observation time will be allocated to foreign scientists.

Russian scientists love “Chinese Sky Eye”

This was taken on January 9, 2020 “China Sky Eye” (Xinhua News Agency)