China has announced plans to build the world's largest steerable radio telescope. This photo, taken on Sept. 24, 2016, shows the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope in southwest China's Guizhou Province. It is the world's largest non-steerable radio telescope, measuring 500 meters in diameter. | Xinhua/Liu Xu via Getty Images

China Plans to Build the World's Largest Steerable Radio Telescope

The Xinjiang Qitai 110-meter Radio Telescope — QTT, for short — could help advance research on dark matter, gravitational waves, and extraterrestrial intelligence.