World’s Largest Radio Telescope


A team of Indian scientists, led by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), have finished their part in Phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project. The team designed the Telescope Manager, which is considered to be the observatory’s nervous system as it controls, monitors and operates the SKA telescopes.

This is also the first team to finish its module among the 12 international engineering teams working on SKA. SKA is an international collaborative project to build the world’s largest radio telescope. According to SKA’s official website, data collected by the SKA telescope in a single day would take nearly 20 lakh years to play on an iPod. SKA will monitor the sky in unprecedented detail.

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