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From film to reality! NASA to live stream impacting asteroid operations on September 27

Posting time:2023-03-26 09:07:06

From film to reality! NASA to live stream impacting asteroid operations on September 27

[CNMO News] I believe many people have seen such a situation in science fiction movies: an asteroid is about to hit the earth, and humans drive spaceships to protect the earth. Although the possibility of an asteroid hitting the earth in reality is slim , but for safety reasons, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is preparing to test its DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) program recently and decided to broadcast the program to the world. NASA's DART program In the DART program, NASA will crash a small spacecraft into a small moon called Dimorphos orbiting a near-Earth asteroid called Didymos. NASA hopes to use the maneuvering device to change the direction of Dimorphos' orbit. If successful, it could open up new avenues for space agencies around the world to defend against deadly asteroids. It is reported that NASA will hold a live broadcast of the NASA DART test on Monday, September 26th, Eastern Time (September 27th, Beijing time), and the specific time is 6 pm that day. The space agency also plans to hold several key media briefings ahead of the event, all of which will be broadcast live on NASA TV. NASA will publish its NASA TV content on the agency's official YouTube channel and website. Starting September 26 at 6 p.m. ET, NASA will be live-streaming the final approach to the DART test. During this time, the spacecraft will hit the smaller asteroid, hopefully changing its orbit by a very small amount. It's unclear exactly how much impact DART will have on the asteroid. In addition, NASA will release a shoebox-sized CubeSat from the DART satellite to observe the impact from a distance. NASA asteroid defense mission If NASA's DART test can be successfully completed, it will provide new ideas and experiences for more asteroid monitoring and planetary defense research in the future. If asteroids really threaten the earth in the future, Humanity will have solutions and solutions to threats instead of sitting still.

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