NASA’s DART To Test Planetary Defenses

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft
An illustration of the spacecraft that will crash into an asteroid.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test is on a 10-month autonomously guided collision course with its target, the Didymos asteroid system. Though the asteroid does not actually pose an impact threat to Earth, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, which launched on Nov. 24 from...

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