Nasa Spacecraft Will  Planetary- Defense Test

Slam into Asteroid in First

The Asteroid

That NASA is smashing into, called Dimorphos, is not a threat to Earth

Launched from

California on 23 November, the spacecraft is called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

The Impact Should

Shrink Dimorphos's orbit so that it circles Didymos at least 73 seconds faster than before.

Nasa Has

Identified more than 27,000 asteroids with trajectories that bring them close to Earth.

The Worry

Is that some new asteroid could appear, headed directly towards the plane.

Researchers Will Have a Chance

To get answers, because minutes later, a tiny probe funded by the Italian Space Agency will fly by to photograph the aftermath

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