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Planetary defense aims to identify any asteroids on track to cause serious damage to Earth and, should such a threat arise, act to deflect the rock.

Such an impact is the only natural disaster that we can prevent, planetary defense experts often say.

But planning an asteroid deflection would be difficult today, given several outstanding questions about just how effective a maneuver would turn out to be in the real world.

So next year, planetary defense will take a big step, conducting its first experiment to determine how such a deflection might play out in reality thanks to NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, which launches later this month.


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An artist's depiction of the DART spacecraft approaching the Didymos system.


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An artist's depiction of ESA's Hera mission studying the crater left by DART.


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Defending the Planet NASA’s DART Mission

Launching fall 2021, NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be the world’s first mission to test planetary defense techniques, demonstrating one mitigation method of asteroid deflection, called kinetic impact.

DART will impact the small asteroid moonlet Dimorphos, which orbits a larger companion, Didymos, in a binary asteroid system to change its orbital period.

Although neither asteroid poses a threat to Earth, the collision with Dimorphos enables researchers to demonstrate the deflection technique along with several new technologies, and collect important data to enhance our modeling and predictive capabilities for asteroid deflection.

Those enhancements will help us better prepare should an asteroid ever be discovered as a threat to Earth.


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