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Australia in telescope link-up with South Korea

Australian and South Korean radio telescopes have been linked for the first time in a system that acts as a telescope 8,000 kilometres across, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation announced on 15 March.

The telescopes involved were two CSIRO dishes in New South Wales and Tasmania, and two operated by the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute.

The technique of combining signals from widely separated telescopes underlies the proposed Square Kilometre Array telescope, for which. Australia and South Africa are bidding to host.