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South Africa recommended for extraterrestrial research

South Africa recommended for extraterrestrial research

March 13, 2012 - The rivalry between South Africa and Australia is reaching beyond the sportsfield into the extraterrestial these days. A scientific panel chosen South Africa over Australia as the best site for the proposed Sq. Kilometre Array&#one hundred sixty(SKA) project, The Sydney Morning Herald documented on Saturday.

Sq. Kilometre Array proposed drawings. (picture: astronomynow.com)

The SKA’s Site Advisory Committee will oversee the enormous radio telescope, but it remains unclear where the radio telescope will go. The SKA radio telescopes expenses about $2.1-billion, consisting of 3000 dishes.

The telescope will help researchers address inquiries encompassing the early universe.


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South Africa Wins Science Panel's Backing To Host SKA Telescope

ananyo writes "A scientific panel has narrowly recommended South Africa over Australia as the best site for the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an enormous US 2.1-billion radio telescope. While the project's member states have yet to make a final decision on where the telescope will go, the odds are now that the African bid will ultimately...

South Africa Wins Panel's Backing to Host Square-Kilometer-Array Scope

A scientific panel has narrowly recommended South Africa over Australia as the best site for the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA), an enormous radio telescope (see " Astronomy in South Africa: The long shot "). But the project's member states have yet to make a final decision on where the telescope will go.

Giant Radio Telescope: South Africa Wins Bid To Host The Square Kilometer Array

South Africa Will Likely Trump Australia In $2.5 Billion Radio Telescope Bid

Australia on the outer for largest space telescope


( via itnewsafrica.com )


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