Sat, Jul 28, 2007 - Page 2 News List

Local star-gazer discovers comet

LUCKY LIN The `Lulin Comet' is the first discovery of its kind by Taiwanese astronomers and the first celestial body to be named after a location in Taiwan

By Max Hirsch  /  STAFF REPORTER

Taiwan, observatory officials said, will contribute by searching the heavens with its high-powered telescope for dangerous asteroids.

"If we could find an asteroid with the potential to hit the Earth, that would be very interesting," Lee said, his scientific curiosity apparently trumping any fear of annihilation. "That'd be worse than global warming."

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