Asteroid collision

Asteroid collision

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04/06/2018 9:39 am

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NASA's DART spacecraft is due to collide with the smaller body of the Didymos binary asteroid system in October 2022. ESA's Hera mission will survey 'Didymoon' post-impact and assess how its orbit has been changed by the collision, to turn this one-off experiment into a workable planetary defence technique.

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