April 29, 2021 | News of Chile in the World

Test-Bed Telescope 2 was installed in the La Silla Observatory to monitor objects that endanger the planet

Test-Bed Telescope 2 was installed in the La Silla Observatory to monitor objects that endanger the planet | Marca Chile

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have started operating the Test-Bed 2 Telescope (TBT2), an instrument installed in Chile’s La Silla Observatory and will closely monitor asteroids that could pose a risk to the planet Earth.

ESA’s TBT2 will function together with its partner telescope in the northern hemisphere and will put to test new technology for a future network of telescopes, the European Southern Observatory informed in a press release.

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