[meteorite-list] China's Largest Near-Earth Objects Telescope Installed
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Nov 8 16:51:29 2004
Largest near-earth objects telescope installed
November 8, 2004
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 celestial bodies.
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.
Received on Mon 08 Nov 2004 04:51:24 PM PST