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Equipment Built At "The Dish" Goes To China

On Monday 20 May staff at CSIRO's Parkes Observatory ­ home of "the Dish" ­ will pack a special delivery for the Urumqi Astronomical Observatory in far western China.

It's a new 'receiver' for the 25-m diameter Urumqi radio telescope. A kind of cosmic hearing aid, it amplifies weak radio signals from space to the point where they can be analysed.

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