March 4, 2024

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Planetary Defense Test To See If An Asteroid’s Path Can Be Changed Is About To Launch

The Drive

BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK NOVEMBER 5, 2021

NASA is about to try to use a “kinetic impactor” to alter the motion of an asteroid in space in a test that sounds like it was ripped straight from a Hollywood blockbuster disaster flick. The objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of using an interceptor of sorts to deflect future asteroids that might find themselves on collision courses with Earth.

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