NASA crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid – photos show the last moments of the successful DART mission
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test successfully showed that it is possible to crash a spacecraft into a small asteroid. Whether the approach could save Earth from a future threat remains to be seen.
Sept. 27, 2022 • ~6 min
NASA is crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to test a plan that could one day save Earth from catastrophe
Crashing the 1,340-pound DART probe into the small moonlet orbiting the asteroid Didymos should redirect its trajectory – and could be a model for how to save Earth in the future.
Sept. 20, 2022 • ~10 min
Discarded pieces of landing gear, crashed spacecraft and wear and tear have produced a lot of debris that is now scattered around the Martian surface.
Sept. 20, 2022 • ~6 min
Super-Earths are bigger, more common and more habitable than Earth itself – and astronomers are discovering more of the billions they think are out there
Newly discovered super-Earths add to the list of planets around other stars that offer the best chance of finding life. An astronomer explains what makes these super-Earths such excellent candidates.
Sept. 19, 2022 • ~8 min