CyberSKA project brings Web Access to Space: the Big Data Frontier

Posted by Cameron Kiddle on Thu, Jan 31, 2013

Written by Cameron Kiddle, Senior Technical Product Manager.

Scientific research not only probes the boundaries of current knowledge, it also pushes the limits of current technology. New instruments and sensors are generating data at an ever-increasing rate, creating a growing challenge for managing, processing, visualizing and analyzing this data in a meaningful and timely manner. Such is the case in radio astronomy where a multi-billion dollar international initiative is underway to explore the universe with the world’s largest radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array(SKA).

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