South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday gave his political backing to negotiations with foreign partners to help fund the construction of the world's next generation radio telescope.
The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is now standing tall in the outback of Western Australia, and will officially be turned on and open for business on Friday, October 5, 2012 . This large array is made ...
(Phys.org)—The point of no return: In astronomy, it's known as a black hole—a region in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Black holes that can be billions of times ...
Excitement surges through a school hall set in the vast South African outback as rows of children roar "S-K-A" on a chilly winter morning.
The UK's most powerful GPU-based supercomputer, "Emerald", will enter into service tomorrow, alongside the "Iridis 3" system.
(Phys.org) -- For over a decade astronomers have been probing a region of the northern sky, not far from the handle of the Big Dipper, that is relatively free of bright stars and the diffuse glow of the Milky Way. The scientists ...
Australia has hailed a surprise decision giving it a role in a radio telescope project aimed at revolutionising astronomy, vowing to draw on its decades of experience in space science.
South Africa stopped short of expressing disappointment after it failed to win the bid to single-handily host the world's most powerful radio telescope.
A long-running joust to host a radio telescope that would give mankind its farthest peek into the Universe ended on Friday with a Solomon-like judgement to split the site between Australia and South Africa.
The international consortium behind a plan to build the world's most powerful radio telescope on Wednesday signalled further delays in deciding whether it should be hosted by South Africa or Australia.