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Seeking Peace in a Radio-Loud World

Science  03 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5569, pp. 832
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5569.832

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The communications industry's blaring antennas, swarming satellites, and chatter-filled airwaves threaten to wash out dim sources in the sky. Planners for the Square Kilometer Array are seeking a true radio-quiet zone where satellites might not transmit, such as the sparsely populated Australian outback.