Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope – an annotated graphic

As E&T reports in a recent news story about the SKA project, ASTRON – the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy – and IBM have embarked on a €32.9M project to develop and build the computer systems that will be needed to support the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope when it begins operations from 2019, in what’s being claimed as one of the most data-intensive science projects ever planned.

Australia and South Africa are competing to host the SKA. This graphic illustrates the concept and design of the planned radio telescope.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

World's biggest radio telescope
World's biggest radio telescope

 

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