Last month, NASA’s DART mission successfully changed the asteroid’s orbit after the collision, an experiment to see if a large rock could be moved out of Earth’s path in the future, according to NASA. The experiment was successful and for the first time, humans changed the motion of an object in space. According to NASA, the results of the telescope observations show that the double asteroid redirection test (DART) spacecraft’s suicide test flight on September 26 achieved its primary objective – the direction of motion (its position) of the asteroid. Changed. It was the first experiment of its kind by NASA. The asteroid was orbiting the five-times-mass asteroid Didymos once every 11 hours, 55 minutes. After the impact of the Dart mission, its orbit changed by 32 minutes.
“This is a milestone for Earth’s defense and an unforgettable moment for humanity,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. will
According to NASA, the experimental spacecraft sent from Earth collided with the asteroid Dimorphs and was destroyed, and successfully changed the path of the asteroid Dimorphs.
Remember that on September 26, the Dart spacecraft hit the asteroid at a speed of 23,500 kilometers per hour. The method is being hailed as a breakthrough in preventing asteroids from heading towards Earth, according to NASA, the $330 million Dart mission took seven years to complete.
The target rock in space was about the size of a football stadium, while the Dart mission (spacecraft) sent from Earth was the size of a vending machine. It was launched last year, and Time was destroyed when it collided with an asteroid 1.1 million kilometers from Earth at a speed of 22,500 kilometers per hour.