Fwd: Largest near-earth objects telescope installed in China
- Largest near-earth objects telescope installed
www.chinaview.cn 2004-11-08 10:09:30
BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- China's largest domestically developed
near-earth objects telescope has been installed and will soon be put into
operation. In the next 20 years it could help to find 500 to 1,000 minor
The world's fifth largest near-earth objects telescope, equipped with a
state of the art monitoring system, is able to automatically search and
calculate the position of near-earth comets and minor planets to determine
their exact orbit.
Experts say in the next 20 years the telescope could help to find 500 to
1,000 minor celestial bodies that cross the earth's orbit that are likely
bring disasters to the earth.
(CRIENGLISH.com; Photo: Sina)