Final rehearsals for NASA’s planetary defense test are already underway. The one-of-a-kind mission, which will launch next week, is set to deliberately crash a spacecraft into an asteroid to deviate from its path. The Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) will attempt to collide with the moonlit asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger asteroid called Didymos. According to the space agency, none of these asteroids pose any threat to Earth and the mission is meant only as a test and technology demonstrator. The mission, which will primarily give Dimorphos a nudge to deflect its trajectory, will be monitored through Earth-based telescopes and instruments throughout its journey.
A great excitement is brewing ahead of this expected crash.NASA It has been decided to broadcast the program live to all.
NASA Dart Mission: Timing of Launch
NASA Dart Mission: How to Watch Live
You can watch the launch live below:
To meet and satisfy the demand and enthusiasm of space enthusiasts, NASA has prepared a series of pre-launch and science briefings. starting from 21st November,
NASA DART mission: How to follow updates on social media
You can also get updates about the mission via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #DARTMission. You can follow NASA’s Twitter account @NASA, @AsteroidWatch, @NASASSocial And @NASA_LSP For regular updates. For Facebook, visit Here, and for Instagram, click on contact,
The Dart spacecraft will reach its target between September and October next year. Once there, it will collide with Dimorphos, allowing scientists on Earth to measure the effectiveness of a controlled collision to deflect a potentially dangerous asteroid.