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Far From Radio Interference, the Square Kilometre Array Takes Root in South Africa and the Australian Outback


Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory

Dish antennas stand out against the sky at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, in Western Australia. They're part of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope, which is equipped with special "phased array feeds"sets of 188individual receivers that pick up radio signals reflected off the dishes, giving the telescope a wide field of view.

Credit:CSIRO

Even in early winter, the sun is harsh in Western Australia's Murchison shire.

From IEEE Spectrum
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