NASA’s DART Hailed as Viable Planetary Defense Test Written 2 March 2023

This illustration depicts NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft prior to impact at the Didymos binary asteroid system. | Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

Aviation Week reports that 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.”
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