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Mankind’s understanding of Nature is now at a point of crisis. More than 95% of the Universe we live in is composed of mysterious stuff – matter that is hidden from the view of our telescopes and a form of energy that is tearing the Universe apart. 

Our two most successful theories of Nature – the theory of atoms and the theory of Gravity – cannot together describe the Big Bang which formed the Universe 13.7 billion year ago.

We need a new idea, a new concept that will provide us with a consistent picture of the evolution of our Universe and its contents. New ideas flow from discoveries. Our ability to explore, and map and make discoveries within our Universe is about to be exploded by a factor of more than 10,000. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will revolutionise our view of the Universe.

It will push the boundaries of our knowledge back in time to the formation of the first stars and galaxies. It will also push the boundaries of our technology and will provide new industrial, educational, scientific and technological opportunities in the 21st century.


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