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SKA: a giant leap for mankind?

Unraveling the deepest secrets of our universe—including how it was formed—may sound like a task too ambitious for our lifetime, but this is what today’s cosmologists are planning to do, reports astrophysicist Pedro Ferreira in this month’s Prospect. The next generation of giant telescopes, dreamed up by a group of scientists from 19 different countries, will span continents and provide us with a new, complete map of the universe. With these in place, we’ll be able to…

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