BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Searching for alien life seems to have become quite a trend. From NASA to SETI, everybody’s keen of discovering if E.T is out there somewhere. Recently, China relocated hundreds of families to build a telescope, with the sole purpose of searching for alien activity.
Indeed, according to a recent statement coming directly from China’s Communist Party, the great nation has already begun the construction of probably the biggest eyepiece of Earth. And we are not exaggerating when we say that the telescope is going to be huge.
According to the same statement, in order to clear the area for the construction site, the authorities were forced to relocate more than 9000 villagers. What’s the reason behind their latest move? To search for alien life of course! With the construction of the enormous telescope, China wants to join the nations who already possess devices that can peer outside normal space.
And yes, once it is completed, the Chinese telescope is going to make SETI look like a peashooter. Moreover, even though the telescope’s purpose is to search for intelligent life, it might prove to be more beneficial to the country than previously anticipated.
As we are aware, China lacks in the area of research force, because many Chinese students decide to complete their higher study abroad. Unfortunately for the Chinese economy, many of them decide to stay there instead of returning home in search for a position at a Chinese academy.
The Chinese Government believes that once the construction is finished, it will provide the country with a bounty of research force. Well, the idea of working with probably the largest telescope built by man is going to attract many undiscovered talents.
And it would seem that this is not the first time China attempted to sway the students into not leaving the country. According to a report, in 2008, the Chinese Government created new research opportunities for young scientists and engineers. Through the program, the authorities also enticed the engineers and scientists with high salaries and a whopping research grant.
Unfortunately, the program ended in utter failure, because many young talents were keen on seeking their fortune away from their motherland.
But with the construction of the new telescope, China expects to entice young researchers to remain in the country.
Still, it’s perhaps dramatic that China relocated hundreds of families to build a telescope. But, in the end, progress can only be achieved through sacrifice and dedication.
Moreover, the Communist Party declared that the construction of the telescope was necessary, arguing that if China had the device, it could have detected the gravitational waves long before the others.