South African Telescope Project Unveils Image of 'First Light'

The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope has revealed the first image of space taken using the project's first phase of 16 fully-functioning MeerKAT receptor units.

Montage of MeerKAT First Light radio image and four zoomed-in insets. The two panels to the right show distant galaxies with massive black holes at their centers. At lower left is a galaxy approximately 200 million light years away, where hydrogen gas is being used up to form stars in large numbers.

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