The DART asteroid destruction mission “on track for impact,” says NASA

NASA is within days of hitting a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth.

The agency’s long-awaited double asteroid redirect test (DART) the mission will impact the lunar asteroid Dimorphos on Monday (September 26), if all goes according to plan. The DART mission was launched on Nov. 23, 2021 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is now zipping through deep space towards the near-Earth binary asteroid (65803) Didymos and its moon Dimorphos.

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