Skymet weather

Largest telescope of World to be up and running soon, to explore beginning of universe

February 28, 2019 1:36 PM |

Largest Telescope 1

The world's largest radio telescope is one bit nearer, with Australian scientists adding last bits of work on the Square Kilometer Array in the remote West Australian desert.

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is an international venture that will see the world's biggest radio telescope built across two continents. The SKA will be capable of imaging tremendous territories of the sky with resolution that surpass the Hubble telescope. The SKA will incorporate over 100,000 low-frequency antennas in Australia and several dishes in South Africa, all cooperating to create a total area of 1 square kilometer.

The SKA will help researchers take a gander at how galaxies were formed right after the Big Bang, revealing some magnetic field and dark matter secrets. In fact, the telescope will also help in finding indications of extraterrestrial life.

However, building a radio telescope that ground-breaking requires beating genuine structure and development challenges. Presently researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science office heading up the Australian side of the venture, have uncovered exactly the stuff to get the world's greatest radio telescope running.

"We're setting the preparation to have 132,000 low-frequency SKA antennas in Australia. These will get amazing measures of information," said CSIRO SKA framework consortium director, Antony Schinckel.

"The data flow will be on the size of petabits, or a million billion bits, every second - more than the worldwide web rate today, all streaming into a solitary building."

Each one of that data requires its own foundation, including 65,000 fiber optic cable for transferring data from antennas to the supercomputing facilities at SKA.

Image Credit: SKA Organisation

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
#MadhyaPradesh (2/2): #Rain over Khargone, Mandla, Mandsaur,Narsimhapur, Neemuch, Panna, Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, R…
Tuesday, August 20 22:28Reply
#Madhya Pradesh (1/2): #Rain over Agar Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Balaghat, Barwani, Betul, #Bhopal, Burhanpur, Chh…
Tuesday, August 20 22:23Reply
Check out the #Monsoon forecast for your city here:
Tuesday, August 20 22:16Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: बिलासपुर, रायपुर सहित छत्तीसगढ़ और ओडिशा के कई जिलों में बारिश की संभावना है। रांची तथा जमशेदपुर में भी गिर सकती हैं मॉनसू…
Tuesday, August 20 22:14Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: भोपाल, इंदौर, गुना, सागर और उज्जैन जैसे मध्य प्रदेश के पश्चिमी जिलों में भारी बारिश के आसार है। लगभग समूचे मध्य प्रदेश में…
Tuesday, August 20 22:14Reply
#HimachalRains: 63 people have lost their lives in #HimachalPradesh this #Monsoon, out of which 23 were killed in h…
Tuesday, August 20 19:38Reply
Over one lakh cusecs of water released from Hathini Kund barrage today #Haryana #HaryanaFloods
Tuesday, August 20 19:34Reply
Widespread #rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy spells are likely over East #MadhyaPradesh and isolated heav…
Tuesday, August 20 19:29Reply
येणाऱ्या २४ तासांत, नागपूर, गोंदिया, वर्धा आणि नांदेड मध्ये चांगला पाऊस अपेक्षित आहे. मुंबई मध्ये उबदार आणि दमट हवा…
Tuesday, August 20 19:15Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try