They also are releasing an image described as the "clearest view yet" of the center of our galaxy.
Officials are gathering for the inauguration of the 64-antenna MeerKAT, which was completed after a decade of design and construction.
The global consortium building the Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, has support from countries including Canada, China, India, Italy, Britain, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and New Zealand. It includes a radio telescope site in Australia as well as in South Africa.
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