NASA’s DART spacecraft hits an asteroid in a major test of planetary defense

Image Courtesy: Cape Canaveral (we): On Monday, NASA’s DART spacecraft collided with the asteroid Demorphos in a historic test of humanity’s ability to prevent a cosmic object from destroying life on Earth. The collision occurred at 7:14 p.m. ET (2314 GMT), 10 months after the Asteroid Double Redirection Test Probe launched from California for … Read more