The world’s largest radio telescope ready to operate in 2028

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The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest radio telescope and is expected to be completed in 2028. PHOTO/IST

SIDNEY – One of the projects greater science this century began its construction phase yesterday.

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The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest radio telescope and is expected to be completed in 2028.

Developed in stages in South Africa and Australia, with headquarters in the United Kingdom (UK).

This facility will be a solution for all problems in the field of astrophysics.

The telescope will test Einstein’s theory and learn more about space.

“This is the moment everyone has been waiting for. This project is a testament to a 30-year journey with the first 10 years of various parties working hard to develop concepts and ideas,” said Prof. Phil Diamond, general manager of the Square Kilometer Array Organization as reported by AFP on Tuesday (6/12/2022).

The telescope is expected to detect very faint radio signals from cosmic sources billions of light-years from Earth, including signals emitted in the first few hundred million years after the ‘Big Bang’.

“For the second 10 years, we spent time developing the technology and the rest was used to kickstart this project for real,” Phil said.

(wbs)

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