‘The New Year with a bang’: The first human-built telescope could provide ‘buzzing’ view of the night sky
The world’s first truly man-made telescope is set to go up in the skies of South Africa, the first of its kind to be built in the country and one of a series of ambitious new facilities that will help researchers track the universe and its origins.
The International Space Station (ISS) is currently home to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Large Hadron Collider, but the country’s new National Space Institute (Nsi) plans to build the world’s largest telescope at the South African site of Mount Hope, a key part of the countrys east coast.
The telescope will be equipped with a high-resolution camera capable of capturing images of the entire night sky.
It will be able to record a 360 degree image every second.
“It’s going to give us a really nice view of what’s out there and it’s going