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NASA is going to affect a deliberate collision of its spacecraft with an asteroid under its DART mission and it is inching closer towards its target.
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The spacecraft is being struck into the asteroid to study how it affects the movement of the asteroid.
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The spacecraft’s target is asteroid Didymos’ tiny moon Dimorphos that currently orbits the asteroid.
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There are no threats to Earth from these sets of asteroids which makes them perfect targets for carrying out the DART mission.
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The experience from this mission and its valuable insights and outputs can then be used in the future, if & when, an asteroid poses a danger of hitting Earth.
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This is the first official operation under the DART mission to equip NASA of deflecting any potential asteroid threat to our planet.
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