S. Africa, Australia get telescope project

This photo taken Tuesday, April 3, 2012, shows telescope dishes near the Karoo town of Carnarvon, South Africa, which is announced Friday May 25, 2012, as the site of the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project. A giant radio telescope made up of some 3,000 separate 15-meter (49-foot) diameter dishes and intended to help scientists answer fundamental questions about the make-up of the universe will be built and based in both Australia and South Africa, the international consortium overseeing the project announced Friday. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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Australia and South Africa will share hosting of a giant radio telescope made up of thousands of separate dishes and intended to help scientists figure out the make-up of the universe, the international consortium overseeing the project announced May 25.

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