The DART mission will be the first ever full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology. Photo: AP
The DART mission will be the first ever full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology. Photo: AP
Space

Nasa DART spacecraft to smash into asteroid in Earth protection test mission

  • Nasa to crash DART spacecraft into an asteroid in first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment
  • Aim is to slightly deflect asteroid’s orbit, and see if this method would be viable to protect Earth

The DART mission will be the first ever full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology. Photo: AP
The DART mission will be the first ever full-scale demonstration of asteroid deflection technology. Photo: AP
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