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11th of April 2016
Dust storm near ASKAP
by Maxim Voronkov (CASS)
Mother Nature surprised us last Saturday with a strong thunderstorm and a dust storm in the evening. According to our weather station, the wind peaked at 70 km/h and the temperature dropped almost 8 degrees in a couple of seconds. We lost the wind direction information soon after the wind peaked; perhaps the vane has been blown away.

The photo above shows the central core of the Australian Squre Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) after the dust storm. Phased-Array Feeds (PAFs) are now on 12 antennas and the team is hard at work getting the array working. - More photos in Maxim's Live Journal.

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