Mission accomplished – NASA says Dart mission successfully shifted asteroid’s orbit

NASA has said a spacecraft which deliberately crashed into an asteroid last month has successfully shifted its orbit.

Findings of telescope observations showed that the suicide test flight of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft on 26 September achieved its primary objective the trajectory of the asteroid.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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