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Sep 26 - NASA successfully smashes spacecraft into asteroid 7 million miles from Earth
 

 
NASA successfully smashes spacecraft into asteroid 7 million miles from Earth

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In a historic trial run Monday that could lay the groundwork for saving life on Earth, NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into a small asteroid, likely altering its orbit.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, collided with Dimorphos, a small asteroid measuring 525 feet in diameter that is located roughly 7 million miles from Earth, at 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday. Impact was confirmed when the video signal that had recorded Dimorphos as DART drew near dramatically cut off.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson called the mission "a successful completion of the first part of the world's first planetary defense test."

"I believe it's going to teach us how, one day, to protect our own planet from an incoming asteroid," Nelson said in a video statement following impact.

The DART craft launched on Nov. 24, 2021, and the mission had an estimated cost of $324.5 million. DART was traveling at 14,000 miles per hour at the time of impact, with the last 4 miles of its journey lasting just one second, NASA said.

Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos, the larger asteroid that it orbits, posed a threat to Earth, either before the impact from DART or afterward. The asteroid was chosen by NASA so as to test the accuracy of rocket guidance systems that might be used in case larger asteroids threaten Earth in the future.

The crash, which NASA broadcast live, is believed to have altered Dimorphos's trajectory. Exactly how much remains to be determined and will depend on whether Dimorphos is found through further investigation to be solid or a gravitationally held-together clump of rocks.

Nancy Chabot, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and project scientist for the DART mission, explained on NASA's live broadcast how scientists would determine the extent of how the test had changed the trajectory of the asteroid.

"This is a double asteroid system. All we've done here actually is change slightly how Dimorphos goes around Didymos, right? The telescopes on the Earth have studied this for years, so we knew that it [the time it takes Dimorphos to orbit Didymos] used to be 11 hours and 55 minutes, so what is it going to be now? The telescopes are going to measure that period change."

The footage of the head-on collision was captured by a camera embedded on DART, but the impact will also be studied by telescopes on Earth and on satellites.

A computer aboard DART was programmed to self-navigate the spacecraft, which traveled at approximately 3.7 miles per second. As DART neared Dimorphos, the guidance system fired off steering bursts that kept its target on track as it grew steadily bigger in the center of the camera viewfinder.

Though DART was about the size of a golf cart, and the asteroid is as wide as the Washington Monument is tall, its speed should be sufficient to successfully alter the orbit of Dimorphos, NASA said.

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 2 months ago '08        #2
WarviewVA 
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Oh so now they playing Asteroids
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 2 months ago '05        #3
OG T Gutta N  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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we need to start beating the fu*k outta nasa employees

claiming something 7 million miles away is gonna "hit" us is the stupidest sh*t ever
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 2 months ago '06        #4
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Where's the vid
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 2 months ago '12        #5
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 OG T Gutta N said
we need to start beating the fu*k outta nasa employees

claiming something 7 million miles away is gonna "hit" us is the stupidest sh*t ever
Except they never said it was going to hit us, hell the article literally says it wasn't going to hit us/pose a threat:

Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos, the larger asteroid that it orbits, posed a threat to Earth, either before the impact from DART or afterward. The asteroid was chosen by NASA so as to test the accuracy of rocket guidance systems that might be used in case larger asteroids threaten Earth in the future.
Slow a*s people just read the headlines and run their mouths like women. The study was to see if they could alter the path an object in space was traveling incase something in the future did pose a threat + if the systems they use were precise enough. Compared to all the pointless sh*t they indeed DO waste their time on - this is one of the more important one's whether that threat is now or 200 years from now.
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 2 months ago '12        #6
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 philly337 said
Where's the vid



Video & Photos there, not a youtube vid so it wouldn't embed if I direct linked it.
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 2 months ago '09        #7
ahmadou1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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NASA 1 of the biggest wastes of dollars bruh.
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 2 months ago '20        #8
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 WarviewVA said
Oh so now they playing Asteroids


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 2 months ago '11        #9
Trolling 
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They just hitched a ride on an asteroid. Who knows where it will end up.
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 2 months ago '18        #10
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 ahmadou1 said
NASA 1 of the biggest wastes of dollars bruh.
beats sending money to ukraine
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 2 months ago '20        #11
nyctoneworleans  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x44
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 ahmadou1 said
NASA 1 of the biggest wastes of dollars bruh.
Not really if you consider all the inventions nasa has made possible for society,

Like for instance cordless power tools. A lot of the sh*t we use in everyday life came from preparing for the “space race” like the microwave we use everyday .

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 2 months ago '09        #12
ahmadou1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 KdenIII said
beats sending money to ukraine
100%... I'd rather they take more pictures of dust n sh*t, then launder money in Ukraine
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 2 months ago '04        #13
killadre  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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DART was traveling at 14,000 miles per hour at the time of impact, with the last 4 miles of its journey lasting just one second, NASA said






My 10 year son told me earlier that Jupiter will be close to earth tonight. I forgot about so when bed time came I went to hug him and he reminded me of it and said it’ll be another 56 years before we can see it this well again. Obviously I gave in and we going out in 30 minutes to see it.

Edit: We saw it! It was dope great moment to share. Well worth it. He also found mars apparently you can spot it easily until November.


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 2 months ago '04        #16
RETURNOFTHEKING 
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The destruction of this asteroid will send pieces off in directions that will alter the path of other asteroids leading to a huge asteroid slamming into earth
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 2 months ago '04        #17
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to ppl that just wanna get high and live on government cheese, of course nasa is a waste of money. the same ppl that couldnt shut up about feeding the poor instead of sending money to other countries

imagine those ppl in the same basket as the ppl that this tech will save smh
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 2 months ago '17        #18
Thegreatiandi  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 OG T Gutta N said
we need to start beating the fu*k outta nasa employees

claiming something 7 million miles away is gonna "hit" us is the stupidest sh*t ever
You didn't have to say all that just to say, you didn't fu*kin read the article.

Ol quick to anger a*s...screams raised by a single mother
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 2 months ago '17        #19
lucifershammer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Planetary defense is on point

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 2 months ago '17        #20
Thegreatiandi  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 OldBusiness said
Except they never said it was going to hit us, hell the article literally says it wasn't going to hit us/pose a threat:
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Why was Duke so pissed off, though?

3 minutes of reading would have calmed him down...instead, 2 seconds of reading the headline got him ready to beat up NASA employees
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 2 months ago '09        #21
Saints-R-Us 
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We will not make it long enough for an asteroid because climate change will destroy us
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 2 months ago '19        #22
JBigDawg  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Allegedly
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 2 months ago '19        #23
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 philly337 said
Where's the vid
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Proof or it didn't happen

 OldBusiness said



Video & Photos there, not a youtube vid so it wouldn't embed if I direct linked it.
I guess this is proof wtf is this

A picture of a rock getting incrementally closer and then screen just turning red wow such compelling evidence

Thank you NASA for doing Gods work!
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FreeSmoke  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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You d*cksucks still following nasa

Been said they frauds for years.

Thought they was gonna land a man on the moon again ?
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OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Thegreatiandi said
Why was Duke so pissed off, though?

3 minutes of reading would have calmed him down...instead, 2 seconds of reading the headline got him ready to beat up NASA employees
Exactly he wants to enact violence against Nasa cause he can't read

School shooter behavior lol
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