OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: World’s biggest telescope hunts aliens

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The world’s biggest radio telescope is being built in South Africa and Australia to investigate deep into the galaxy for the origins of the Big Bang and even hunt aliens.

The Square Kilometre Array is so big it will be controlled across the two countries and it’s going to have an effective operating area of half a million square metres.

The super-spyglass is due for completion in 2028 and will include around 200 satellite dishes, plus more than 130,000 antennae.

Prince William has spoken of the need to “repair and regenerate our planet”.

The heir to the throne made the plea in a video message after announcing the winners of the Earthshot Prize.

Research has found that microbiomes living on coral actually move around and shift their positions when their host goes into winter hibernation.

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, hope the discovery could help them better understand the strategies coral uses to help it adapt to climate change.

Plus, conservationists are probing how around 2,500 dead seals were found along southern Russia’s Caspian Sea coast, a three-strong crew of Chinese taikonauts are back safely on terra firma after spending six months completing construction of the Tiangong space station.

Also, an 11-year-old Valorant player has been banned from Twitch after it emerged he was two years under age for playing the platform.

Noodle the pug, who took the internet by storm with TikTok game “no bones” in 2021, has died at 14, according to his owner.

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