Africa's Eye On the Sky

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Is anyone out there? The telescope will enable scientists to detect very weak radio signals from far away, perhaps indicating intelligent life

For someone whose job title could read Man Most Likely to Blow Your Mind, Bernie Fanaroff looks pretty conventional. Short, affable and 64, Fanaroff is wearing a V neck and gray slacks and offers coffee and sandwiches when we meet in his windowless office on a busy thoroughfare in central Johannesburg. Then he opens his mouth, and out tumbles all manner of cosmic craziness.

Consider the fact, says Fanaroff, that we have no idea what 96% of the universe...

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