NASA's Planetary Defense Test: DART About To Impact an Asteroid

NASA's Planetary Defense Test: DART About To Impact an Asteroid

Trying to impact an asteroid is a bold and complex undertaking. JPL is there to assist with navigators, communications, and more. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission has the challenging goal of crashing its spacecraft into a small asteroid on Monday, September 26. Its target is Dimorphos, a small moonlet orbiting a larger asteroid by the name of Didymos. Although the asteroid poses no threat to Earth, this mission will test technology that could be used to defend our …