New study of NASA’s DART mission suggests that altering the course of an asteroid could work to protect Earth

A series of new studies analyzing NASA’s DART mission to derail an asteroid have confirmed that humanity potentially has a tool to protect our planet from a devastating impact. On September 26, 2022, humanity changed the course of a celestial object for the first time in history by deliberately crashing ... Read more

NASA successfully deflected an asteroid off course

Last month, the spacecraft hit an asteroid. This pushed the latter closer to its companion and accelerated its orbit by about 32 minutes. This is a huge event for the field of planetary defense; it means that humans can significantly alter the flight path of a potentially dangerous asteroid — ... Read more

Planetary defense works: NASA’s DART probe successfully hit asteroid Dimorphos

After 10 months of flight in space, NASA‘s DART probe – the world’s first demonstration of planetary defense technology – successfully hit its target, the asteroid Dimorphos. The flight control center at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, announced the successful collision at 7:14 p.m. ET ... Read more

NASA’s DART probe to deflect the asteroid. How and when to watch.

The DART probe, which was launched by NASA and SpaceX on Earth‘s orbit last year, is finally ready to collide with the 168-meter asteroid Dimorphos to try and knock it off course. Dimorphos orbits the larger asteroid Didymos with a size of 780 meters, and does not threaten to collide ... Read more