NASA confirms that the DART impact changed the asteroid's motion in space


We previously claimed that a collision had occurred, but now NASA has confirmed that the rover selected for the collision was damaged during its flight.


"This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. "NASA has proven that we are serious about protecting the planet. This is a watershed moment for planetary defense and all of humanity, demonstrating the commitment of NASA's exceptional team and partners around the world."

The image above shows a picture taken from Hubble. Space Telescope, October 8, 2022. It shows debris that flew off the surface of the asteroid hours after it was struck by NASA's DART spacecraft (September 26).

NASA says the shape of this tail has changed over time, and scientists are studying this material and how it moves through space to better understand the asteroid.



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