DART mission: How NASA hit the eye

DART mission: How NASA hit the eye

Bullseye! How DART hit an asteroid 7 million miles away Bullseye! How DART hit an asteroid 7 million miles away 05:09 Small asteroids hit Earth’s atmosphere every single day. It’s the big ones we care about, as depicted in such Hollywood extravaganzas as “Armageddon” and “Don’t Look Up.” “I’ve never been able to sit still … Read more

NASA’s asteroid-shattering spacecraft is just days away from hitting its target at a speed faster than a bullet

NASA’s asteroid-shattering spacecraft is just days away from hitting its target at a speed faster than a bullet

It’s finally happening. After about a year of anticipation surrounding NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the mission will be carried out Monday night, when the spacecraft is expected to crash into its target asteroid. NASA said Thursday that the mission — the world’s first to test technology to defend the planet from potentially dangerous … Read more