Australia set the SKA programe up .... Sort to make it an internationl progrome ..... But the rest of the world is bankrupt & cany afford it. So Australia went it alone & payed for the lot. ( cheap as chips )
Australia shortlisted for world's biggest telescope
Australia unveils powerful radio telescope
Over 700,000 galaxies may be uncovered
No one in their right mind spends millions..even billions of dollars to look into deep outer space to look at what??? Points of light???
Oh sure you will get bits of informations on which scientists will spend further millions of dollars experimenting and speculating on what are the meaning of these snippets of informataions/data.
But what you are not being told is that no reputable scientist would stake their careers on such knowledge unless they managed to send a probe or manned endeavour out there ...millions and millions of light years..to verify the theories.
There is no known propulsion system which can get a satellite or maned probe out there...or the informations back for verification. Radio signals alone would take years to get back here from some of these places of which they are speaking and speculating.
People raised on a steady diet of television and movies...Star Wars and Star Trek and other Babylon Baloney...eat this stuff up like a five course meal. No thinking involved..all emoting and feel good stuff.
Furthermore...NASA itself has declared, in certain information releases to the public, that the great percentage of the satellites put into space are for the purpose of looking down here on earth ..and controlling and monitoring events and services here on earth..not into deep space.
What someone is doing out here is giving Australia the crumbs off the table and having them think it is the main course meal. The Aussies are flailing around in deep space singing their laurels..while the power and control is here on earth. They are being had just as are most of the people here on earth.
Oh sure they will work some items out ..but they will spend millions and millions of dollars in deep space..but no one will get there to verify for years and years and years at current space propulsion technology.
To get into deep deep space you must have a propulsion system which can manipualate the "time"
element...current linear propulsioin systems will not suffice as the human payload will expire or be radiated to death before mission completed.
The USA space program is failing because political hacks have been put into positions in these agencies...not leaders...but politicians. And the current trend in polilticians is to take the NASA as well as other agencys funds and re direct them to vote getting plans/schemes to keep and maintain power in office...ie..social programs...the buying of votes.
This leaves more of this work to other nations in the "International cause celeb plan while these nations are being had. Nothing of any real significance or importance is being done by these other nations..except to tie up their monies and make them feel good about themselves.
The real power of space exploration is to control events here on earth..Even NASA admits this.....the power is not in deep space.
Think for yourselves..do not emote or chest thump. Everyone is being had on this one.