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Old 07-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #36
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New telescope array, set to go online in 2020, will generate more data in a single day than the entire world does in a year
The telescope, which will end up in either Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, is aimed at searching for Earth-like planets, extraterrestrial life, dark matter, and black holes, and will require a central supercomputer with "the processing power of one billion PCs." What's more, it is expected to be 10,000 times more powerful than any telescope in existence and "generate the same amount of data in a day as the entire planet does in a year.


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