China is building space telescope that’s BETTER than Nasa’s as Beijing slams US for turning cosmos into ‘battlefield’

CHINA is stepping up the space race against the US with plans to switch on its own massive telescope in 2024. The secretive country couldn’t resist a sly dig at Nasa, saying that its tech will be able to see much more. AlamyChina is going big on space over the next few years[/caption] It comes amid increased tensions between the two sides on all things space. Nasa boss Bill Nelson recently warned that efforts must be made to ensure China doesn’t try to own the Moon. The space agency opened a National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) last month. In response, China has accused the US of being “the main driver in turning outer space into a weapon and a battlefield”. Read more about space SPACE SMASH Nasa James Webb Space Telescope ‘permanently damaged’ by rogue space debris STRING THEORY Nasa spots odd ‘spaghetti-like’ object on Mars – but there’s an explanation “It has long pursued a strategy for dominance in space and openly defined outer space as a war-fighting domain,” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said, according to the state-run news agency China News Service. “To achieve its strategy, the US has been aggressively developing and deploying a variety…

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China is building space telescope that’s BETTER than Nasa’s as Beijing slams US for turning cosmos into ‘battlefield’

Updated: July 21, 2022 — 10:27 am