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NASA-built spacecraft to deliberately crash into asteroid in test mission

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A NASA-built spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid as part of a test mission later this month. The aim is to demonstrate that dangerous incoming rocks can be deflected by deliberately smashing into them. The spacecraft, known as Double Asteroid Redirection Test (Dart), is expected to collide with a 170-metre wide (560ft) asteroid named Dimorphos on 26 September. It will be the first full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Nasa spacecraft set to smash into asteroid in planetary protection test mission

Dart spacecraft will collide with Dimorphos on Tuesday with aim to deflect the asteroid.

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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American Space Agency NASA has built a spacecraft which will intentionally crash into a small asteroid named Dimorphos.

2 months ago·New Delhi, India
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Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In the first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A spacecraft named Dart will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph (22,500 kph).

2 months ago·United States
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Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away

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