• NASA's unprecedented DART mission will intentionally slam a spacecraft into an asteroid next week

    1 day ago - By Business Insider

    An illustration of the DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency's LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system. NASA/Johns Hopkins, APL/Steve Gribben
    NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test will collide with an asteroid on September 26.
    The DART mission is testing NASA's ability to deflect incoming space rocks.
    If it works, NASA could someday use this method to push dangerous asteroids away from Earth .
    A golf cart-sized spacecraft will intentionally smash into a tiny asteroid at about 14,000 miles per hour on September 26. It's humanity's first test of our ability to deflect...
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