Are we really crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid? We sure are — all in the name of planetary defense. The #DARTMission is a technology test to see if an impactor could change the trajectory of an asteroid. Nancy Chabot of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory tells us more.
Learn more about this first-of-its-kind mission: https://www.nasa.gov/dartmission
Producers: Jessica Wilde & Scott Bednar
Editor: Matthew Schara
NASA Science Live: We’re Crashing a Spacecraft into an Asteroid…on Purpose!
Behind the Spacecraft: NASA’s DART, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test
Watch a Live Feed from NASA’s DART Spacecraft on Approach to Asteroid Dimorphos
How Will We Know if NASA’s DART Mission Successfully Changed an Asteroid’s Orbit?
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