One of the great science projects of the 21st century, construction begins today on the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array SKA, the world’s largest radio telescope when completed in 2028. There will be a scope.
Delegations from 8 countries leading the project are participating in events in remote Murchisonshire in Western Australia and Northern Cape Kakaroo in South Africa.
The initial stages of the telescope’s construction will include just 200 parabolic antennas, or “dishes,” as well as 131,000 dipole antennas.
The system will operate in the frequency range of about 50 MHz to 25 GHz, allowing the telescope to detect very faint radio signals from Earth billions of light-years away.
The world’s largest telescope will help to find answers to the questions of astrophysics.