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The Clearest Image Yet Of The Centre Of The Milky Way Galaxy



The clearest image yet of the Milky Way galaxy’s center has been released from South Africa’s shiny new radio telescope, MeerKAT. This R4.4 billion, 64-dish radio telescope hears comparatively weak signals from space to help researchers understand what is happening in the far reaches of the universe.

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 The centre of the Milky Way galaxy was an evident target: unique, visually striking and full of mysterious phenomena – but particularly difficult to capture using radio telescopes” said Fernando Camilo, chief scientist of the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) near Cape Town, which built and operates MeerKAT.


This astounding image shows the clearest view yet of the central regions of our galaxy.
This astounding image shows the clearest view yet of the central regions of our galaxy. (SARAO)

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