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AS PART of Big Data Week (May 2–6), SNWA journalist Cris Burne chatted to local astrophysicist Dr John Morgan about twinkling stars, supermassive black holes, and the supercomputers that makes finding them possible.

A few hours out of Geraldton, 2048 spider-like antennae are pointed at the sky, collecting radiowaves from the universe in a precursor to one of the world’s most ambitious international scientific collaborations.

The Murchison Wide Array (MWA), led by Curtin University, is a forerunner to the even larger Square Kilometre Array, a massive radio telescope to be built in WA and South Africa, providing WA researchers and engineers with a front-row seat to innovation.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencewa.net.au

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