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Astronomers from Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan have picked a highland area in the Tibetan Autonomous Region as the most likely candidate for their joint astronomical observation site, academic sources said Friday.

The East Asia Core Observatories Association, formed by the four nations’ major astronomical observatories, reached an agreement at a recent meeting in Beijing to research the possibility of locating Asia’s first premier international astronomical observation site in Tibet’s Ali district, some 5,100 meters above sea level, the sources said.

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