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Ska south africa australia 20120525

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South Africa will host two-thirds of the world's largest radio telescope, known as SKA, or Square Kilometer Array.
Ska south africa australia 20120525

This picture taken on March 30, 2010 shows the Karoo Array Telescope construction site, part of the MeerKAT Project, in the Northern Cape. Australia and South Africa will share the location for the world's most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array's scientific consortium announced on May 25, 2012. "We have decided on a dual site approach," said SKA board chairman John Womersley at a press conference held at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, following a meeting of the SKA organisation's members in the Dutch capital.

ALEXANDER JOE