NASA, live: DART spacecraft collides with an asteroid this Monday to try to divert it

NASA, live: DART spacecraft collides with an asteroid this Monday to try to divert it

This Monday, September 26, NASA’s DART spacecraft will deliberately collide with an asteroid in what will be the first test of planetary defense of history After the impact, scientists will check if this strategy is effective in deflecting, in the future, a celestial body that threatens to fall to Earth. DART, a 570 kg aircraft, … Read more

What is known about Dimorphos, the asteroid that NASA will try to divert this September 26?

What is known about Dimorphos, the asteroid that NASA will try to divert this September 26?

Next week, a NASA spacecraft will collide with the asteroid Dimorphos. the so-called dart mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) will be the first planetary defense attempt in history and will test the technology to avoid any space threat from Earth. Dimorphos which in Greek means ‘two forms’, is an asteroid 160 meters in diameter. It … Read more