The Square Kilometre Array or SKA isn’t like a typical telescope. It doesn’t use lenses or mirrors — and it will even work in the middle of a sunny day. This is because the SKA is a radio telescope. It will detect radio waves from space that we can’t see with our eyes. Things like stars, galaxies and black holes give off radio waves and the SKA will be able to detect them.
The SKA will be located across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
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