Thursday, September 28, 2023

NASA hit own spacecraft with asteroid

NASA hit its spacecraft with asteroid

NASA said that there is no danger to the Earth from this asteroid before or after the mission.

when it was 4:46 in the morning, NASA was on one of its missions. The mission was NASA hit its spacecraft with asteroid
that NASA deliberately collided one of its spacecraft with an asteroid of space, after which NASA’s mission was successful. But why did NASA deliberately collide its spacecraft with an asteroid?

NASA hit its spacecraft with asteroid

In fact, in November last year, NASA sent one of its spacecraft into space so that it could collide with a small asteroid orbiting the Sun, 11 million km from Earth. NASA did this so that it could change the direction of that asteroid. Now how successful NASA was in its efforts, it will be known later only after making some measurements.

NASA said that the name of this asteroid is Dimorphos and it did not pose any threat to the Earth, but NASA chose it for its test because it is about 100 years away from Earth. NASA also said that even after the completion of the mission, there is no danger to the Earth from this asteroid.

Regarding its mission and its success, NASA tweeted, “Our work has had an impact. Watch this mission (Dart mission) complete, this spacecraft is the size of a vending machine successfully named Dimorphos. collided with an asteroid that is almost as big as a football field and does not pose any threat to the Earth.

This entire mission has been named as Dart Mission. DART stands for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. According to NASA, a NASA spacecraft under Dart collided with a small asteroid named Dimorphos on Monday and changed its direction. Its length was 169 meters.

Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said on this mission, “We are ushering in a new era, an era in which we have the ability to protect ourselves from something potentially dangerous, like a dangerous asteroid. “

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