Tag: mission dart

DART is complete success!

September 27, 2022

The mission to hit and divert an asteroid for the first time in history is a success. The first step was to get close to the asteroid and crash into it (Kinetic Impact). NASA’s DART mission touched down eight hours ago. As predicted, the asteroid began to appear on the vehicle camera around 4 am…

NASA’s spacecraft ready to crash into Dimorphus

November 11, 2021

The scientific community is looking for a way to divert the asteroids that are targeting the Earth. As part of this, a defense system developed by NASA is preparing for its first test. The defense system is designed to crash into a spacecraft and change its direction. The test, scheduled for the 23rd of this…

Asteroid as high as Burj Khalifa to Earth

November 11, 2021

Scientists predict that an asteroid the size of Burj Khalifa will pass close to Earth by mid-December. Named 163899, the asteroid is about 791 meters in diameter and about two kilometers long. Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure on earth. However, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has previously observed that the asteroid could…