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NASA DART: Today’s First “Armageddon” Experiment – Craft Will Collide With Meteor (Video)

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Today Monday into the early hours of Tuesday, a DART mission rocket will deliberately collide with an asteroid, in the world’s first test of planetary defense.

Today Monday into the early hours of Tuesday, a NASA rocket will deliberately collide with an asteroid, in the world’s first test of planetary defense.

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The mission is called DART (Dual Asteroid Redirect Test) and the rocket was launched last November. At dawn it will collide with and try to deflect the asteroid Dimorphos, which is 6.8 million miles from Earth.

The scenario is reminiscent of the movie “Armageddon” but it seems that NASA wants to be prepared just in case.

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The mission aims to study how difficult it would be for a large space rock to stop its trajectory and the catastrophic scenario of a collision with Earth.

The NASA spacecraft’s collision with the asteroid will be broadcast live on social media and the US space agency’s YouTube channel.

The small asteroid Dimorphos orbits a larger one called Gemini. The two meteors will make their closest approach to Earth in years at the end of September, passing within about 10.8 million kilometers of our planet.

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