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14th of May 2019
The first SKA Data challenge
The Square Kilometre Array Organisation (SKAO) released its first Science Data Challenge earlier this year. Developed by the SKAO’s Project Science team, the challenge requires the analysis of a series of high resolution images created through data simulations. Researchers are invited to download the images and use their own software to find, identify and classify the sources. The key aim of the series of Data Challenges is to prepare the science community for the kind of data products they will receive from SKA observations, and to gather valuable feedback which will inform the development of data reduction procedures. The first Science Data Challenge consists of nine large images, which show how the SKA’s mid-frequency array, to be located in South Africa, would see the radio sky at three different frequencies (560 MHz, 1.4 GHz and 9.2 GHz), and at three depths: eight hours, 100 hours and 1000 hours of observing time. Future Science Data Challenges will also simulate datasets for the SKA’s low-frequency telescope, which will be sited in Australia. (Image credit: SKAO)

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