New ESA telescope in South America to search for dangerous asteroids

ESA's Test-Bed Telescope 2 at sunset at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile

  • ESA’s second Test-Bed Telescope has seen ‘first light’.
  • It will help spot asteroids in space that could pose a risk to Earth.
  • This telescope is the latest step towards ESA’s planned Flyeye telescope network.
  • It is hosted at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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