The first regional center prototype of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) developed by Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO)


The SKA telescope will detect faint radio waves from deep space with a sensitivity about 50 times higher than any other existing radio instrument ever developed. This will help us to study the evolution of the universe, the nature of gravity, explore the origins of life and the cosmic magnetic fields, as well as search for extraterrestrial civilization. 


The commissioning of the prototype and the construction of the SKA is planned to start next year


Click in the following links for further reading at SKA telescope website and Nature magazine.