NASA Declares DART A Planetary Defense Success

Imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows the debris blasted from the surface of Dimorphos.


Credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/Hubble
HOUSTON—NASA has declared its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission a major success in its demonstration of a “kinetic impact” strategy that could be used to change the trajectory of a large asteroid on a course to impact the Earth. It was late Sept. 26 that the 1,260-lb., refrigerator...

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