NASA’s DART Deemed A Successful Planetary Defense Test Run

The Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube satellite took this image just before its closest approach to the Dimorphos asteroid.

Credit: ASI/NASA
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) has been deemed a “first successful step” in demonstrating the viability of a kinetic impact strategy for diverting a near-Earth object, according to findings from five research efforts published March 1 in the journal Nature. The $324.5 million DART...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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