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Scientists collaborate on new radio telescope

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#1    Saru


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:56 AM

The ambitious Square Kilometre Array will be 50 times more sensitive than existing radio telescopes.

Wired said:

Over the next 12 years, thousands of antennas will be built and installed across a 5,000-kilometer stretch of the southern hemisphere.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

Aww, when I first read about this I was under the impression that it was definitely going to be in Australia.  :(

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:16 PM

Will they be searching for aliens?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

View PostMrSerendipity, on 03 April 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

Will they be searching for aliens?

Its primary purpose is astronomy not SETI, but it's possible that some of the collected data will be useful in the search for extraterrestrial signals.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:24 AM

Fingers crossed they will be in Australia, Plenty of room.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

who is paying the Electricity Bill to power it up,or are they using their own generators ?

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
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