When NASA smashes a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, individuals on Earth will get an extraordinarily shut take a look at the motion.
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is headed for its last vacation spot, the floor of an asteroid referred to as Dimorphos, which it would crash into at speeds of over 14,000 miles per hour. Researchers are hoping that the collision will change the asteroid’s orbit, rushing it up simply a tiny bit.
Neither Dimorphos, nor its bigger companion, Didymos, pose any hazard to Earth, however the experiment is designed to take a look at whether or not or not a related impression might make a distinction if scientists ever found an asteroid that posed an imminent menace to life on Earth.
DART will likely be on its personal throughout its last method….