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  1. #1 The Square Kilometre Array 
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    As some of you probably know, the Square Kilometre Array will become the biggest radio telescope on Earth, with a collecting area of 1 square kilometre.


    The construction will start in 2021 and the first light is expected to take place in 2027. It will cover the frequencies from 50 MHz to 15 Ghz.


    But what I wanted to share with you guys is a new study about how far the SKA can 'listen'.


    A recent study points out that the SKA could detect extraterrestrial airport radars 200 light years away.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayqyb8XCtE0


    What do you guys think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha015 View Post
    As some of you probably know, the Square Kilometre Array will become the biggest radio telescope on Earth, with a collecting area of 1 square kilometre.


    The construction will start in 2021 and the first light is expected to take place in 2027. It will cover the frequencies from 50 MHz to 15 Ghz.


    But what I wanted to share with you guys is a new study about how far the SKA can 'listen'.


    A recent study points out that the SKA could detect extraterrestrial airport radars 200 light years away.


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayqyb8XCtE0


    What do you guys think?
    I think that is a fairly useless comparison for giving an idea of its sensitivity. How about something related to its actual intended use?


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    I think that alpha015 is a seagull poster only interested in driving traffic to their youtube channel
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