NASA will attempt to redirect an asteroid with something the space organization has been working on for over two years.
NASA considers it the “Double Asteroid Redirection Test,” or DART for short, and the mission includes NASA launching a spacecraft that will rocket towards the Didymos binary asteroid and crash into it.
NASA wants to test if the effect of the spacecraft crashing into the asteroid will be sufficient to modify its course. It ought to be noticed that the asteroid doesn’t at present represent any danger to Earth and that NASA is absolutely directing this mission for research purposes.
As per NASA’s most recent update on DART, the rocket recently got solar arrays that will be a core component to getting the spacecraft right to the Didmos asteroid system.
The shuttle will travel for ten months to arrive at the asteroid system and will launch aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket this November. At the point when the shuttle crashes into the asteroid, it will go at around 15,000 mph, and NASA will have Earth-based telescopes focused on the asteroid for clear observation.