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February 13, 2013
Super telescope costs inflate
Paris (AFP) Feb 12, 2013
The estimated cost of the first construction phase of the world's largest radio telescope has jumped to 400 million euros ($530 million), the project's director general said Tuesday. The increase of 50 million euros takes six years of accumulated inflation into account, and the figure could escalate further once additional costs of splitting the project between Africa and Australia are factored in. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope, ... read more
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