SKA bids go in: decision to come next year

SKA bids go in: decision to come next year

Summary: Australia and New Zealand have handed in their written proposal that lays out why the nations should be chosen to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the continent-sized radio telescope.


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    The planned placement of aperture arrays and dishes.

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    An artist's impression of the dishes.

Topics: Government, Government AU

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  • bah! I dont want this silly things littering my desert and what is this for? finding alien life? cant people just use current and existing radio telescope technology to do this? what are the productively benefits for this? has anyone done a cost benefit analysis?
    Hubert Cumberdale
    • Either five people didn't get the joke, or they agree with the views you claimed to espouse...

      Still grinning about the Cost Benefit Analysis! (Yeah Malcolm, why not?)