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Nasa crashes Dart spacecraft into an asteroid in 'planetary defense test'

Guardian, 27 Sep 2022
Nasa’s Dart spacecraft has crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos 6.8m miles from Earth in the space agency’s first “planetary defense test”. Dart (Double Asteroid Redirection Test)  collided head-on with an asteroid the size of a football stadium on Monday in an unprecedented full-scale test of Nasa’s capacity to defend Earth from a doomsday scenario. The test was humanity’s first attempt at moving another celestial body, to see if a large asteroid hurtling towards Earth could be diverted
Nasa successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid in planetary defense test
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