In Russia earned a telescope to detect dangerous asteroids


Trial operation the first in Russia wide-angle telescope for monitoring dangerous for the Earth asteroids began in the Sayan Observatory of the Institute of solar-terrestrial physics of the Siberian branch of the RAS, reports “Izvestia”.

Telescope AZT-33 WM able in 30 seconds to receive data on a celestial body the size of 50 meters at a distance of 150 million kilometers. This gives the opportunity to detect potentially harmful to the body planet the size of the Tunguska meteorite long before they approach the Earth.

Under the most unfavorable scenario, the period of approach of these celestial bodies to the Earth since their discovery about a month.

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