NASA to broadcast first attempt to modify orbit of an asteroid

For the first time ever, NASA will attempt to modify the orbit of an asteroid - and you can watch it all live.

News 12 Staff

Sep 23, 2022, 12:50 PM

Updated 614 days ago

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For the first time ever, NASA will attempt to modify the orbit of an asteroid - and you can watch it all live.
Teams on NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, will target a small asteroid called Dimorphos.
The plan is to use DART to smash head-first into the asteroid, with the hope that it will slow down and avoid a collision with a larger asteroid.
There is apparently no threat to earth from either asteroid, or the planned collision.
The feed will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. You can tune-in on NASA TV's media channel


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