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The Square Kilometre Array - Radio Telescope

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The Square Kilometre Array or SKA is being built a few hours drive from my home here in Western Australia. It will be the most powerful radio telescope in the world.

Here is some info found at  www.skatelescope.org.

  • It will be so sensitive that it could detect an airport radar tens of light years away.
  • The data collected in one day would take 2 million years to play back on an iPod
  • The SKA will use enough fibre optic to wrap twice around the Earth
  • The SKA will generate data at a rate more than 10 times today’s global Internet traffic

Impressed? I hope so. 

Official Site Here

Wikipedia Link Here

You can learn more by checking their frequently asked questions link here.

Thanks for reading.


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