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When the MEERKat project is done, it will have 64 satellite dishes spread over half a mile. 00:00
The telescopes work by converting what they read in radio waves to a digital image. 00:35
Another group will be built in Australia, with a total goal of 3,000 dishes, giving the project the discovery potential of 10,000 times what we currently have. 00:43