DART Mission Successfully Crashes into Asteroid Written 28 September 2022


NASA's DART Mission just before impact with Asteroid Dimorphos, September 26, 2022. | Credit: NASA; YouTube; framegrab

The Conversation reports that NASA “has crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in an attempt to push the rocky traveler off its trajectory.” The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully collided into Dimorphos’ center. The image “taken at 11 seconds before impact and 42 miles (68 kilometers) from Dimorphos shows the asteroid centered in the camera’s field of view.”
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NASA's Official Broadcast of DART's Impact with Asteroid Dimorphos, September 26, 2022
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