In the vast desert of Western Australia, radio telescope history is about to be made.
After years of testing and building pilot projects and ‘pathfinders’, work has begun on the “Square Kilometre Array-Low,” one of two telescopes that will revolutionise the way we see the Universe.
Cosmos Science journalist Jacinta Bowler travelled to the site of where the SKA will soon stand, Inyarrimanha Ilgari Bundara, the CSIRO Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, to find out more about the area and the technology.
Read more about the launch: Construction begins on Australia’s Square Kilometre Array Telescope
Originally published by Cosmos as Come with Cosmos as we travel to the Square Kilometre Array
Jacinta Bowler is a science journalist at Cosmos. They have a undergraduate degree in genetics and journalism from the University of Queensland and have been published in the Best Australian Science Writing 2022.
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