SKA: THE WORLD’S MOST POW­ER­FUL RA­DIOTE­LE­SCOPE

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De­signed to scan the far reaches of the uni­verse, SKA com­prises two tele­scopes. Ska-mid will scan the mid-range fre­quen­cies ar­riv­ing from half way across the uni­verse. A tra­di­tional dish de­sign, Ska-mid will be based in South Africa. Ska-low will de­tect the low fre­quen­cies broad­cast­ing from the very edge of the uni­verse. This un­usual-look­ing te­le­scope, know as an ‘aper­ture ar­ray’, will be built in West Aus­tralia.

Ka­roo re­gion, South Africa Ska-mid site

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