New telescope will hunt dangerous asteroids
"When this is going full force, this should be the most capable telescope in the world for discovering small NEOs,"
- William Bottke of the Southwest Research Institute, in Boulder, Colorado
Big Island, Hawaii - A new telescope designed to spot potentially dangerous asteroids has taken its first test images.
It is the first of a new generation of telescopes designed to find small asteroids and comets whose orbits bring them close to that of the Earth.