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South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

AP  |  Johannesburg 

has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an international project that scientists say will provide new details on the and other

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 and It includes a in as well as in

South African says the will enhance the world's "understanding of the universe.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 17:25 IST