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|One Auckland-based professor said the telescope could bring about a revolution similar to that of Gallileo... Scanning the sky 10,000 times faster and with 50 times the sensitivity of any other telescope, it will be able to see 10 times further into the universe and detect signals that are 10 times older. It will be used to study the origins of the universe and will be able to detect very weak signals that could indicate the presence of extraterrestrial life. 'This hugely important step for the project allows us to progress the design and prepare for the construction phase of the telescope,' said Michiel van Haarlem, Director General of the consortium. 'The SKA will transform our view of the universe; with it we will see back to the moments after the Big Bang and discover previously unexplored parts of the cosmos.'|
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