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Asteroid NASA DART Mission : NASA DART Mission Spacecraft To Crash Into Asteroid May Avoid Future Havoc On Earth

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Asteroid NASA DART Mission : NASA DART Mission Spacecraft To Crash Into Asteroid May Avoid Future Havoc On Earth

Washington : Now the days are not far when giant space rocks will be prevented from becoming a threat to the Earth. The American Space Agency NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is moving towards its last days. By hitting this mission with an asteroid, NASA wants to test a key technology in which the direction of rocks moving towards Earth can be changed. After covering a long distance, about 10 months after launch, this mission is going to reach its end on 26 September. The spacecraft will collide with the Didymos binary asteroid system on September 26.

During the collision of the spacecraft, its speed will be 24,000 km per hour which will try to change the direction of the asteroid. It has used its DRACO camera to photograph distant stars and planets in space so that the spacecraft can map its path. A few days ago, NASA shared a picture of Jupiter and its four moons, which was captured by the Dart mission.

The future may change on 26 September
NASA said that the DRACO system is a high-resolution camera inspired by the imager aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft that sent the first close-up pictures of the Pluto system to Earth. The Dart mission will collide on 26 September. Scientists are hopeful that this collision will change the orbit of the asteroid in the Didymos binary system. If this mission is successful, then Earth can be saved from catastrophic asteroid collisions in the future.

NASA’s DART mission will save humans from ending like dinosaurs, will collide with meteorite on September 26
NASA’s Eye on Near Earth Objects
The Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroid will monitor the Dart mission collision and take close-up pictures of it. For a long time, NASA has been monitoring Near Earth objects. These are objects that are present at a distance of 48 million km from the Earth. NASA’s goal is to identify such close-to-Earth asteroids that can become a threat to Earth. So far, more than 8000 Near Earth objects have been discovered.

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