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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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Apr 16, 2020

MeerKAT telescope discovers universe’s ‘unknown unknowns’

The radio telescope finds a fascinating galaxy residing in the Norma cluster of galaxies, and one of the brightest objects in the southern sky.

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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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Jul 11, 2019

Crucial step in SKA construction complete

A consortium tasked with planning the assembly, integration and verification of the radio telescope has completed its work.

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SKA gets ability to monitor sky in unprecedented detail

An international consortium has completed the engineering design work of the Square Kilometre Array's science data processor.

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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 astronomers go open source for massive MeerKAT data

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory will use open source technology to store and retrieve the huge volumes of data from the MeerKAT radio telescope.

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