NASA Planetary Defense Mission Aims to Push Distant Asteroid Off Its Path

NASA Planetary Defense Mission Aims to Push Distant Asteroid Off Its Path

The first planetary defense mission got under way early Wednesday, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a space probe designed to deflect a distant asteroid in a test of technology that might one day save the world. The $324 million Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission—a practice run for future efforts to … Read more