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Thursday, July 12, 2012

This $1.9 Billion Super Telescope Array Will Scan Space 10,000 Times Faster Than Ever Before [Monster Machines]

From the Byrd telescope in West Virginia, to the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico, to the MeerKAT system in South Africa, the world is not hurting for gigantic radio telescopes. These large arrays are precise and powerful, but come 2024, they will all be eclipsed by the capability of the Square Kilometre Array—a telescope system big enough to answer science's deepest questions about the nature of our universe. More »


Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/4wU8o8JI4hc/this-19-billion-super-telescope-array-will-scan-space-10000-times-faster-than-ever-before

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