Millions invested at Jodrell Bank to study 'galactic evolution'

The government is investing £100m at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, to scan space for clues to the evolution of the galaxy.

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Jodrell's new telescopes will stretch to Australia

The beginnings of the new array in the Australian desert Credit: PA

Jodrell Bank's new telescope array is being built in Australia and South Africa.

The Square Kilometre Array will be run from the observatory in Cheshire, combining signals from telescopes across the southern hemisphere.

Scientists will use the SKA to survey space faster and deeper than ever before. It will also be the biggest array of its kind in the world.

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