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.