China building world's highest altitude telescope in Tibet
China has started building the world's highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet, close to country's Line of Actual Control with India.
With a budget of $18.8 million, the telescope will detect and gather precise data on primordial gravitational waves in the Northern Hemisphere.
Yao Yongqiang chief researcher with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said, construction has started for the first telescope, code-named Ngari No.1,30 kilometers south of Shiquanhe Town in Ngari Prefecture. Parts of NGARI is last Tibetan prefecture at China's border with India.
The telescope, located 5,250 meters above sea level, will detect and gather precise data on primordial gravitational waves in the Northern Hemisphere. It is expected to be operational by 2021.