Can We Really Deflect an Asteroid by Crashing Into It? Nobody Knows, but We Are Excited to Try

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft crash into asteroid Dimorphos at 24,000 kilometres per hour on September 26. Launched from Earth in November 2021, DART is about the size of a bus and was created to test and prove our ability to defend the Earth from a dangerous asteroid.

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