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TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Justine Gerardy A picture taken on July 7,... News PhotoGuest,New,Science and Technology,South Africa,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY by Justine Gerardy A picture taken on July 7, 2012 shows a new guest house in Carnarvon. The sleepy South African town of Carnarvon has more churches than ATMs, but science is breathing new life into the far-flung farming centre. The former 19th century mission station is the closest town to the science and astronomy hub that is forming in the arid central Karoo where the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega-telescope will be built. Property prices have shot up, the number of guesthouses has grown, and the pretty town of less than 6,000 people has made it onto television news weather maps. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GettyImages)