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strange radio signals
2015-04-14 10:55:29

The mystery surrounding an unusual type of radio signals known as perytons that have been detected at the Parkes Observatory in Australia has been solved, and a microwave oven, not an interstellar phenomenon or an extraterrestrial life form, is apparently the source.

New Director General Appointed For World’s Largest Telescope Project
2012-09-05 10:00:49

The SKA Organisation Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Philip Diamond as Director General of the SKA Organisation.

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2008-06-18 09:38:58

Working from China, CSIRO astronomers have remotely controlled telescopes in three countries and streamed their data to CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory in New South Wales for processing in real time.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.