NASA is ready to test historic planetary defense

In two weeks, NASA will open a new era for the solar system.

This achievement comes as a courtesy Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) The mission launched last fall. On September 26, DART will hit a small asteroid upside down, a rare case when destroying a spacecraft is the desired outcome. The mission is in the name of Planetary Defense, which seeks protection a land from any possible asteroid collisions; Scientists hope it’s dangerous asteroid Threatening the planet in the future, a mission like DART could avert disaster.