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Namibia expanded its role in the hunt for ancient, highly energetic galaxies this weekend past, when the southern African nation flicked the switch to fire up its HESS II telescope. The largest Cherenkov telescope in the world, HESS II adds a 28-meter mirror to existing 12-meter telescopes that have operated in the country since …

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I'm guessing that's quite pricey

Good to see the Southern nations working together on all this stuff

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Countries involved

From their website:

"Namibia and South Africa, Germany, France, the UK, Ireland, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Armenia, and Australia."

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Wow Namibia scored even lower on the Human Development Index than Syria (120 out of 187 countries). I guess they need something to help them get out of the rut.

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Thanks for the update, Richard -

nice to see a Reg article which just reports the fact, ma'am, without including the author's (not Mr Chirgwin's) ideological ballast !...

Henri

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