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TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Justine Gerardy A picture taken on July 7,... News PhotoExplaining,Horizontal,Science,Science and Technology,Scientist,South Africa,Student,Telescope,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY by Justine Gerardy A picture taken on July 7, 2012 shows Science student explaining to students of a school in Carnavon the mechanisms of a telescope, as part of the outreach project by The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) to groom South African future scientists. 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. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/GettyImages)