NASA’s DART asteroid-slamming mission builds on tiny diamond-tipped tool tech

NASA’s DART asteroid-slamming mission builds on tiny diamond-tipped tool tech

A NASA spacecraft is on its technique to slam into an area rock, however what occurs subsequent remains to be unclear.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Take a look at (DART) mission launched in November and can arrive at its vacation spot in late September. If all goes properly, the impression will change the orbit of a small asteroid, Dimorphos, round a bigger asteroid referred to as Didymos. However simply how a lot the orbit will change is troublesome to foretell. Main as much as the mission, scientists used samples collected from two completely different house rocks to check in an try to grasp the long run impression.

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