TRENDING Clear skies over Tibet’s Ngari observatory


Clear skies over Tibet’s Ngari observatory

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22:34, July 31, 2020

The world's highest-altitude astronomical science station, the Ngari observatory, opened on November 27, 2018 in Ngari, southwest China's Tibet.

The observatory and popularization science station is located over 5,000 meters above sea level. It features eight telescopes with diameters of 25 cm to 50 cm.

Ngari is considered one of the world's four best places for astronomers to gaze into the faint echoes from the earliest days of the universe, given its thin air, clear skies and minimal human activity.

Since conditions for astronomical observation here are good, it is an important astronomical observation and scientific research base for China.

The station is also the world's highest and most unique astronomical science education base, and will also make full use of internet technology to build an online astronomical science platform. 

Source: Renminhao Platform-Dai Jianfeng (CSVA)

(Compiled by Zhu Yurou)

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