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Square Kilometre Array (SKR) Observatory formed

Square Kilometre Array (SKR) Observatory formed

On 4th February 2021, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) Council has organized its maiden meeting and decided to set up the world’s largest radio telescope.

  • As per NASA Space agency, the telescope will achieve its scientific goals by measuring neutral hydrogen over cosmic time, accurately timing the signals from pulsars in the Milky Way, and exposing millions of galaxies out to high redshifts.

Square Kilometre Array (SKR) organisation 

  • It is a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy.
  • its HQ is located in the UK
  • SKAO members countries: Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.

World’s largest radio telescope

  • This telescope will be the largest radio telescope in the world.
  • will be situated in Africa and Australia.
  • SKAO will see telescope’s operation, maintenance and construction
  • construction will be completed in a decade

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