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Monday, September 26, 2022

NASA: The spacecraft will intentionally smash into the moonlet Didymos on Sept. 26, 2022, to see if this method of asteroid deflection --known as the kinetic impactor technique -- would be a viable way to protect our planet if an asteroid on a collision course with Earth were discovered in the future.



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I was able to learn a bit as the camera was seconds away from impact.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-26 09:39 PM | Reply

Why not Didymos itself? Its size is more of a planetary threat.

#2 | Posted by willowby at 2022-09-26 10:24 PM | Reply

Why not Didymos itself? Its size is more of a planetary threat.

Try Googling "Experiment".

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-26 11:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Sounds like a great way to spend money right now.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-27 12:52 PM | Reply

Watched it, pretty cool. We've come a long way in space targeting.
And Willowby, 'small steps man, small steps'...

They will try for something larger on the next outing...

#5 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-09-27 02:28 PM | Reply


#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-09-27 02:33 PM | Reply

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