The Guardian looks at the Square Kilometre Array, the most powerful radio array located in the most isolated and radio quiet places in the world. These radio telescopes will listen to the very distant noises from the furthest corners of the universe.
The telescope will be perhaps 10,000 times more powerful than any we currently have, and we will need a supercomputer more advanced than anything yet built to analyse the data it produces. Right now we can spot planets circling around distant stars. The SKA will be able to spot the equivalent of an airport radar system on one of those very, very distant planets.
It will also allow us to dig down into the ancient history of our universe, and there’s no knowing what it will find there, or what it will mean for us.
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|"The best is yet ahead for space exploration."|
|Seeding Lifeless Planets With Earth's Microbes|
|"Each spaceship will cost only as much as a smartphone."|
|Outer Space: Saturn|
|Termite-Inspired Autonomous Robotic Construction Crew|
|Unboxing a Factory Sealed IBM Compatible PC from 1988|
|“The release of methane from hydrate may be apocalyptic.”|
|The Unknown Reader|
|James Charles' Pop Culture Dollars|
|Reviewing Counterfeit Toys Made in China|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|"Fossil fuel executives want to get a piece of the clean-energy business."|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|