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SKA surprise three-way win hailed by all

SKA surprise three-way win hailed by all

The scientific community has plenty of cause for celebration now the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has finally announced the world's largest radio telescope will be shared between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

In July 2005, AUT University Professor Sergei Gulyaev and his colleagues spent a series of cold evenings huddled in Karaka, South Auckland, pointing a portable telescope at a plasma disc and black hole 4.5 billion light years away. Their efforts have had a result: New Zealand could be part of the next great scientific adventure.