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NASA's Historic Collision: Defending Earth from Asteroid Threats

Asteroid is a ‘very different body’ after being hit by NASA spacecraft, scientists say

In September 2022, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft made headlines by intentionally crashing into the asteroid Dimorphos. This groundbreaking event marked a significant step in understanding and potentially mitigating the threat of asteroid impacts on Earth. By deliberately altering the trajectory of Dimorphos, NASA aimed to demonstrate the possibility of redirecting dangerous celestial objects away from our planet. This bold and unprecedented mission garnered global attention and sparked conversations about planetary defence and space exploration.


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