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South Africa’s MeerKAT solves mystery of ‘X-galaxies’

Previous studies of these unusual galaxies lacked the high-quality imaging provided by the recently completed MeerKAT telescope, says SARAO.

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Feb 14, 2020

MeerKAT telescope gets R800m for 20 new dishes

The investment in the MeerKAT extension is split roughly into two equal contributions of R400 million by SA and Germany.

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Young South Africans chosen to use MeerKAT telescope

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory selects local projects that will use the MeerKAT radio telescope in the Northern Cape.

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SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

After a decade in design and construction, the 64-dish radio telescope is now officially ready to complete science operations.

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May 28, 2018

New telescope to scan southern skies

The Astronomical Observatory unveils the MeerLICHT telescope to bolster research in the field of astronomy.

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Mar 23, 2018

New facility to unlock big data at SKA

Local astronomers can now explore their data and find answers to some of the biggest questions about the universe.

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SA astronomer leads new galaxy discovery

Professor Ren?e C Kraan-Korteweg leads an international team to discover a major concentration of galaxies in the constellation Vela.

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Meeting seeks new SKA collaborations

Astronomers travel to India to collaborate and preview the science the Square Kilometre Array will undertake in 2023 and beyond.

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Sep 15, 2016

$9.5m boost for Karoo's Hera telescope

Hera, which was recently granted the status of a SKA precursor telescope, will use the funding to expand to 220 radio dishes.

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MeerKAT reveals never seen before radio galaxies

An observation at the South African radio telescope discovers galaxies in the distant universe.

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SALT aids in new discovery

The Southern African Large Telescope helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar, proving it is worth its salt.

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Apr 12, 2016

SA astronomers catch glimpse of early universe

By chance, local researchers find supermassive black holes in the distant universe, all spinning out radio jets in the same direction.

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