13 Jul Looking Up - 13 July 2018

Today MEERKAT was inaugurated, the largest radio telescope of its type in the world by a long way. It is already producing ground-breaking, or sky-stretching, science. and is a tremendous achievement. This extraordinary instrument is entirely South African funded and built - the World Cup Trophy of science and engineering. If ever there was a reason to blow a vuvuzela this is it. Onto other matters, if you want to take a look at the archive of the Rosetta mission, which landed on a comet in 2016, their data is now public.
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