The Daocheng Solar Radio Telescope has been built by China in its southwestern province of Sichuan. The width of each of the 313 dishes in it is 19.7 feet, so that it forms a circle which is spread over 3.14 kilometers. This Chinese telescope will be able to monitor solar storms and coronal mass ejections that affect electronics on Earth and can have dire effects. Coronal mass ejections or CMEs are some of the most violent explosions on the surface of the Sun. In this, up to a billion tons of matter can be ejected into space at a speed of several million miles per hour.
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If these substances come towards the earth, then it also endangers the power grid, telecommunication, satellites orbiting in space and the safety of astronauts. China has recently dispatched new crew members to its space station. Chinese scientist Wu Lin, who was involved in making this solar telescope, said, ‘We can now tell whether a solar storm will come towards the Earth or not.
“If a solar storm approaches Earth and reaches us, we will be able to warn of such solar storms in advance,” Wool said. In this way, we will be able to predict space weather so that satellites can operate normally in space and power grids on earth can function. Solar storms and CMEs are responsible for the colorful aurora visible at night towards the poles. This giant telescope of China will start working from June 2023.