The project cost $ S 1,800 million and answer questions about the origin of the universe. The largest and most powerful radio telescope in the world, expected to be able to detect signs of extraterrestrial life in remote locations will be located between South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Is named Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is a project that not only looks for extraterrestrial life but will study the early stages of the universe and the formation of planets, galaxies and stars after the Big Bang.
It will be an immense field of antennas (spread over 3,000 km) with a collecting area of one million square meters, some 200 football fields.
The location of the telescope in these countries because they have areas with little interference from radio transmissions of mobile phones and television, which would facilitate the search for intelligent life beyond Earth.
The targets of this super telescope radio sources are in the sky that emit wavelengths between a centimeter and a meter. The possibility of detecting these radio transmissions would be evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials.
The SKA will detail the positions of the billions of galaxies that are closer, and the influence of magnetic fields in the development of stars and galaxies. Another feature of the project will also review the pulsar, dead stars that emit beams of electromagnetic waves that travel Earth as very precise time signals.