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news that South Africa will host the majority of the Square
KilometreArray radio telescope (SKA), which will be 50 times more
powerful than any other radio telescope in existence, has placed
the country firmly on the map of international astronomy research. In partnership with
Australia, South Africa will be making a significant contribution to the understanding
of the origins and evolution of the Universe, the notion of dark matter and dark energy,
and the probability of life elsewhere. The possibilities are firing up a new generation
of scientists at UCT.