The Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data - Russ Taylor
From Katie Gentilello
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next-generation global radio telescope undergoing final design by a collaboration of institutions in 11 countries. One of the largest scientific projects ever undertaken, the SKA is designed to answer some of the big questions of our time: What is dark energy? When and how did the first stars and galaxies form? Is there life elsewhere in the universe?When completed the SKA radio telescope will consist of thousands of radio antennas spread over thousands of square kilometers in Southern Africa. It will create 3D maps of the universe 10,000 times faster than can any imaging radio telescope array ever built.