NASA’s DART Mission collides with Asteroid Dimorphos in Planetary Defense Test demostration

After 10 months flying in area, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the arena’s first planetary protection generation demonstration

effectively impacted its asteroid goal on Monday, the agency’s first try to pass an asteroid in area.

Mission manage on the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, introduced the a success effect at 6:14pm CT.

As part of NASA’s universal planetary protection strategy, DART’s effect with the asteroid Dimorphos demonstrates a feasible mitigation

approach for defensive the planet from an Earth-certain asteroid or comet, if one had been discovered.

“At its core, DART represents an extraordinary fulfillment for planetary protection, however it's also a undertaking of harmony with a actual advantage for all humanity,” stated NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

NASA research the cosmos and our domestic planet, we’re additionally operating to guard that domestic,