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NASA’s DART mission will save humans from ending like dinosaurs, will collide with meteorite on September 26

Washington: The biggest threat to Earth in space are meteorites. To save Earth and humanity from these meteorites, NASA launched the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission last year. Now this mission is about to reach its conclusion on September 26, about 10 months after the launch. In this mission, a space craft will collide with the asteroid and try to change its direction. With this collision, scientists will find out what will be the effect on this asteroid due to collision in space.

The spacecraft will photograph the event, which will be released via a live stream on the NASA website at 5.30 p.m. The spacecraft will collide with the moon moving with the asteroid Didymos. Before this, the spacecraft will study the asteroid. After this the moon will collide with the asteroid. Scientists hope that this may change its direction. If the mission is not successful then more missions can be sent in future.

Didymos asteroid will collide
The spacecraft is moving towards the asteroid at a speed of 24 thousand km per hour. This is the first mission related to changing the direction of an asteroid, whose success can save humans from ending like dinosaurs. The asteroid that will collide is named Didymos. The diameter of this asteroid is 2600 feet. The collision will be with its moon Dimorphos, which has a diameter of 525 feet.

Keep an eye on things near the earth
NASA’s target is on Earth’s Near Earth Object Key. Which are at a distance of 48 million km from the Earth. NASA’s goal is to find those asteroids so close that can harm the Earth. Astronomers discovered Didymos two decades ago. The Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroid will monitor the DART spacecraft collision. He will take close-up pictures of the collision. So far, NASA has discovered more than 8000 Near Earth objects close to the Earth.



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