South Africa launches first MeerKAT antenna

27th March 2014, Comments 0 comments

South Africa officially launched the first of 64 antennas that will make up the MeerKAT radio telescope, the country's precursor to the Square Kilometre Array SKA, in the Northern Cape on Thursday. Astronomy teams from around the world have signed up to start using the MeerKAT from as early as June 2015.

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