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radio telescope: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:34 am
In an important milestone for the Square Kilometre Array project, Ghana has successfully converted a redundant telecommunications antenna into a functioning radio telescope. The 32m converted telecommunications antenna at the Ghana Intelsat Satellite Earth Station at Kutunse is now operational as a very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) radio telescope, forming part of plans for the Square Kilometre Array.
Dana Sanchez, 10:18 am
The Square Kilometre Array will be a groundbreaking, continent-wide telescope with the processing power of about 100 million personal computers. It’s expected to test Einstein’s theory of gravity and stimulate interest in citizen astronomy across Africa, which has a rich tradition of watching the night skies. You don’t need a doctorate to count stars in constellations to determine light pollution. Volunteers can identify and track solar storms.
Staff, 2:00 am
One of the challenges facing the Square Kilometer Array telescope is how to manage the huge volume of data it is expected to generate — about 10 times the data generated by global Internet traffic. Cisco’s involvement is expected to help the SKA South Africa office figure out how to manage the data collected by the instrument. Cisco will also play a role in providing broadband solutions to South Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 9:30 am
How does the universe evolve? How do galaxies evolve? Is there life in the universe? Justin Jonas with Square Kilometer Array South Africa says the world’s current telescopes can’t answer these questions. With the new $2 billion SKA telescope project, the world can expect some groundbreaking discoveries, he said.
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