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The refurbished radio telescope in Kutunse, Ghana paves the way for astronomy in Africa. SKA

Ghana is boosting Africa’s ascent to astronomical heights

Astronomy on the continent has been given a much needed boost with Ghana's converted radio telescope between it and South Africa, to conduct scientific observations.
Jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies can transport huge amounts of energy across great distances. REUTERS/X-ray: NASA/CXC/Tokyo Institute of Technology/J.Kataoka et al

Radio galaxies: the mysterious, secretive “beasts” of the Universe

It's difficult to get jets - powerful, lightning fast particles - to give up their secrets. The new Square Kilometre Array radio telescope could hold the key to solving jets' mysteries.

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