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A new European satellite to observe meteorites

October 30, 2013

In a new effort to protect the planet against the catastrophic consequences that may arise in the future due to meteors or asteroids that may hit the earth, the European Space Agency is preparing next month to launch a satellite that can capture and identify asteroids orbiting between the Sun and the Earth to prevent danger, this  has cost 800 million pounds .So far the astronauts did not discover the mechanism allowing them to see the asteroids orbiting between Earth and the sun, due to the strong radiation of the sun, which hinders the work of scientific telescopes on earth. A meteor struck the earth in February, after falling in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, which is located about 1,000 miles east of Moscow .For this reason, the European Space Agency is preparing to launch its new satellite Gaia, which will be charged with multiple tasks, including the surveillance of previously unseen meteors.

The British newspaper Sunday Times reported that the satellite which costs 800 million pounds will settle in an orbit about 90 million miles from Earth.




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