NASA rocket collides with asteroid
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft successfully collided with the asteroid Dimorphos at 7:15 p.m. EST travelling at a speed of 14,000 miles per hour.
Updated: September 26, 2022 - 7:49pm
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched an experimental spacecraft on a successful mission to collide with an asteroid.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft was scheduled to collide with the asteroid Dimorphos at 7:15 p.m. EST, according to NASA.
The mission stayed on track despite the coming of Hurricane Ian.
The successful DART launch may provide a roadmap for the prevention of terrestrial collisions with celestial objects in the future.