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NASA smashes spacecraft into asteroid seven million miles from Earth in 'planetary defence' trial

Summary by Ground News
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, is the world's first attempt to change an asteroid's motion by ramming a space probe into it. Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos poses a threat to Earth, but seeing how well DART's maneuver worked will reveal how easy it is to tamper with an asteroid. The DART spacecraft weighs only as much as a couple of vending machines.

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