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DART asteroid-smashing mission ‘on track for an impact,’ NASA says

NASA is just days away from crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth.

The agency’s long-awaited test to redirect a double asteroid (DART) the mission will collide with the lunar asteroid Dimorphos on Monday (September 26) if all goes according to plan. The DART mission launched on November 23, 2021 atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is now hurtling through deep space towards the binary near-Earth asteroid (65803) Didymos and its satellite Dimorphos.

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