NASA’s new spacecraft is set to launch and deliberately crash into an asteroid

NASA: The DART mission , which will crash into an asteroid by will is being prepared for launch this week.

Double Asteroid Redirection Test or simply DART , will launch at 10:20 p.m. PT (1:20 a.m. ET) today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. NASA tv will provide live coverage of the event.

The spacecraft will crash into Dimorphos, which is a moon that orbits around the asteroid named Didymos.
According to the European Space Agency, It will be NASA’s first full-scale demonstration of the new technology for planetary defense against asteroids. It also will be the first time when man has changed the dynamics of such a massive celestial body in a notable way,
Solar System bodies having orbits within 30 million miles (48 million kilometers) of Earth, are considered as Near-Earth objects. NASA’s primary focus has always been to detect the danger that these near-Earth objects may pose to Earth, But the true test for this asteroid deflection technology will come in September 2022, when the spacecraft reaches its destination.
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