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NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to kick asteroid off course

Al Jazeera, 24 Nov 2021
NASA is carrying out a test mission that could one day stop an asteroid destroying the planet.
The DART - Double Asteroid Redirection Test - was launched a few hours ago and will eventually collide with a “moonlet” millions of kilometres away.
The goal is to slightly alter the trajectory of the Dimorphos moonlet - about 160 metres (525 feet) wide - that circles the much larger Didymos asteroid - 762 metres (2,500 feet) in diameter.

Al Jazeera's @Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

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