By James Dacey
With the last space shuttle mission launched last week, would a shift towards privatized space missions be good for science?
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Last week we asked for your opinion on another astronomy issue. We wanted to know where you think the Square Kilometre Array should be built. This $1.5bn project will be the biggest and most advanced radio telescope ever built. Sites in southern Africa and Australia/New Zealand have been shortlisted to host the central core of the array.
It was a close-run affair as 57% of respondents opted for Australia/New Zealand and 43% went for southern Africa.
The founding board of the SKA project has unveiled the process and timeline for selection of the host site for the telescope. A final decision on the location is expected to be made in early 2012 by the SKA board of directors.