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Renewable Energy To Power Aussie SKA 48

schliz writes "New solar and geothermal energy facilities are being built in Australia to provide sustainable energy for the region's Square Kilometer Array (SKA) bid. The Australian Government yesterday announced A$47.3m in funding for a full-scale, hybrid solar and diesel plant for the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory, and geothermal energy facilities for the Pawsey High-Performance Computing Centre, where data from SKA radio telescopes would be processed. ASKAP is part of the Australasian bid to host the $2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA), which involves 20 countries and will investigate galaxy evolution, dark matter, and the existence of life. IBM expects the whole of the SKA to produce an exabyte of data per day."
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Renewable Energy To Power Aussie SKA

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 11, 2010 @11:57PM (#32546226)
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 12, 2010 @01:51AM (#32546998)

    They put out a surprisingly high number of top-notch astronomers and astrophysicists for a country of their size.

    For a country of their size? They're a continent, you fuck-ass. AU is a lot larger than it appears on most flat maps. Try looking at it on a globe sometime before you come up with BS like this.

    Or perhaps the "fuck-ass" is referring to our population size, which would be more logical.

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