Historical test, NASA spacecraft will crash into asteroids

MANADOPOST.ID – NASA will perform a historical test. Their spaceship will crash into an asteroid. Exactly after midnight today (26/9).

The collision was intentional as part of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. The goal is to see if the kinetic impact of such a collision could help deflect an asteroid that threatens Earth.

The asteroid that will be hit is called Dimorphos. It is 163 meters wide. The collision between Dimorphos and a NASA aircraft worth $ 330 million (Rp 4.9 trillion) will occur approximately 11 million kilometers above the Indian Ocean. With a speed of almost 7 kilometers per second, the spaceship weighing half a ton will surely be destroyed.

Dimorphos actually poses no threat to Earth. This is only the first experiment and mission to examine the possible deflection of the asteroid if it is about to collide with Earth. Researchers think that if the collision is in the right position it can prevent a major catastrophe and save humanity from extinction.

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“This is a very complicated cosmic pool game. What we want to do is use as much energy as possible from Dart to move the asteroid, ” said astronomer and member of the NASA Dart investigation team at Queen’s University Belfast Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, quoted by The Guardian. .

About 10 days before the collision occurred, a device called LuciaCube detached itself from DART. The instrument will send images to Earth about the seconds of the collision and after. With more and more telescopes observing motion in the sky, scientists are hoping to see if there is a potentially life-threatening asteroid on Earth.

Astronomer and member of the science team of the Dart mission at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Colin Snodgrass insists that the mission is completely harmless. The asteroid will not change course towards Earth.

“We’re just changing its orbit around the larger asteroid, we’re not changing its orbit around the sun. It won’t come to Earth,” he said. (sha / bay / Jawa Pos)

MANADOPOST.ID – NASA will perform a historical test. Their spaceship will crash into an asteroid. Exactly after midnight today (26/9).

The collision was intentional as part of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. The goal is to see if the kinetic impact of such a collision could help deflect an asteroid that threatens Earth.

The asteroid that will be hit is called Dimorphos. It is 163 meters wide. The collision between Dimorphos and a NASA aircraft worth $ 330 million (Rp 4.9 trillion) will occur approximately 11 million kilometers above the Indian Ocean. With a speed of almost 7 kilometers per second, the spaceship weighing half a ton will surely be destroyed.

Dimorphos actually poses no threat to Earth. This is only the first experiment and mission to examine the possible deflection of the asteroid if it is about to collide with Earth. Researchers think that if the collision is in the right position it can prevent a major catastrophe and save humanity from extinction.

“This is a very complicated cosmic pool game. What we want to do is use as much energy as possible from Dart to move the asteroid, ” said astronomer and member of the NASA Dart investigation team at Queen’s University Belfast Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, quoted by The Guardian. .

About 10 days before the collision occurred, a device called LuciaCube detached itself from DART. The instrument will send images to Earth about the seconds of the collision and after. With more and more telescopes observing motion in the sky, scientists are hoping to see if there is a potentially life-threatening asteroid on Earth.

Astronomer and member of the science team of the Dart mission at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Colin Snodgrass insists that the mission is completely harmless. The asteroid will not change course towards Earth.

“We’re just changing its orbit around the larger asteroid, we’re not changing its orbit around the sun. It won’t come to Earth,” he said. (sha / bay / Jawa Pos)

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