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NASA's DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

NASA’s DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

The DART mission will be the first to test the asteroid’s deflection using kinetic impact technology. Illustration: OUR In order to protect the Earth, some sacrifices must be made. NASA’s DART spaceship is currently on its way to a binary asteroid system known as Didimos and will essentially collapse into one small asteroid test a …

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NASA's DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

NASA’s DART mission will really ruin this little asteroid

The DART mission will be the first to test the asteroid’s deflection using kinetic impact technology. Illustration: OUR In order to protect the Earth, some sacrifices must be made. NASA’s DART spaceship is currently on its way to a binary asteroid system known as Didimos and will essentially collapse into one small asteroid test a …

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NASA forced to abandon the planned launch of the Psyche Asteroid mission for 2022

The illustration of this artist imagines a violent collision at the beginning of Psyche’s history. Credits: ASU / Peter Rubin Mars for a gravity assist on the way there, takes incredible precision. We must get it right. Hundreds of people have put remarkable effort into Psyche during this pandemic, and the work will continue as …

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Asteroid Psyche Composition

Incredible new maps of the asteroid Psyche reveal the ancient world of metal and rock

Astronomers from MIT and elsewhere have mapped the composition of the asteroid Psyche, discovering a surface of metal, sand and rocks. Credit: Screenshot courtesy of NASA The asteroid’s diverse asteroid surface suggests a dynamic history, which could include metal eruptions, asteroid earthquake shocks and lost rock mantle. Later this year,[{” attribute=””>NASA is set to launch …

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Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

Astronomers have discovered the most detailed map of the Psyche of the metal asteroid

If you want to do a forensic study of the solar system, you might head to the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. There you can find ancient rocks from the early days of the solar system. There in the cold vacuum of space, far from the Sun, asteroids are mostly untouched by space …

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