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DART asteroid crash: When will NASA probe hit Dimorphos on September 26?

NASA’s spacecraft will soon make history by crashing into an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART Asteroid Mission, will smash the spacecraft into the small moon of the asteroid Didymos Monday, September 26Affect is set to 7:14pm ET (2314 GMT). If all goes well, the spacecraft …

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NASA DART Double Asteroid Redirection Test

DART confirms target hit asteroid Dimorphos

Dart animation. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL DART team confirms target asteroid’s orbit Using some of the world’s most powerful telescopes, the DART survey team completed a six-night observation campaign last month to confirm previous calculations of the orbit of DART’s asteroid target Dimorphos. Dimorphos orbits its larger parent asteroid Didymos. These observations confirmed the …

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