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What is Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope

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    10Pointer
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    Science & Technology
  • Published
    5th Feb, 2021

Context

  • The Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) Council held its maiden meetingand approved the establishment of the world’s largest radio telescope.

What are radio telescopes?

  • Radio telescopes can detect invisible gas and.
  • They can reveal areas of space that may be obscured by cosmic dust.

Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO)

  • SKAO is a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy.
  • Headquarters: The United Kingdom.
  • Countries involved: Organisations from ten countries are a part of the SKAO. These include Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.