NASA smashes spacecraft into asteroid seven million miles from Earth in ‘planetary defence’ trial

NASA has successfully smashed a spacecraft into an asteroid seven million miles from Earth.

The last image from the “vending machine-sized” collider showed the surface of the asteroid Dimorphos seconds before impact.

Mark Gibson

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

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