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Stars in the making Research may sharpen view of developing universe

August 8, 2012

Eli Visbal is a Physics student who works with Astronomy advisor Avi Loeb. A paper authored by Harvard’s Eli Visbal with colleagues from the California Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University suggests that it may be far easier than commonly thought to peer deep into the universe’s history and observe the telltale signs of the formation of the first stars and galaxies.

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E.T., Phone Earth! Giant Radio Telescope Could Listen for Alien Signals

July 9, 2012

In May, it was announced that the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) — an ambitious network of thousands of radio antennas – would be based in both South Africa (in addition to neighboring countries) and Australia. Assuming funding is in place, construction on phase one is set to begin in 2016, phase two in 2019, with the whole venture to be complete by 2024.

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