Technology: Start of construction work on the largest telescope in the world

  • Author, Jonathan Amos
  • role, BBC science correspondent

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Prototype satellite dishes: The South African site will see the installation of satellite dishes

One of the biggest science projects of the 21st century began its construction phase on Monday. It is the largest telescope in the world.

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope in the world. It will be operational in 2028.

Split between South Africa and Australia, with headquarters in the UK, the facility will answer the biggest questions in astrophysics.

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