| 'If Aliens Are Out There We WILL Find Them' Claim Scientist Behind The Mega Telescope
A HUGE mega-telescope, nearly twice the size of the world's biggest so far, WILL find evidence of extra terrestrial life if it is out there, scientists have claimed. Astronomers who will operate the £127million Fast (Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) said it would be able to pick up any messages from alien life forms and pick them out from the white noise of space. The huge equipment, which has a 200 metres wider aperture than the current biggest telescope, the 300 metre-diameter Arecibo Observatory, in Puerto Rico, is expected to be finished by September. Nan Rendong, a senior scientist on the project, said: "A radio telescope is like a sensitive ear, listening to tell meaningful radio messages from white noise in the universe. "It is like identifying the sound of cicadas in a thunderstorm." Work began on the project in the isolated Qiannan region of Guizhou province's Karst mountains in 2011. The telescope will be made up of 4,450 triangular movable panels