Will it save Earth from asteroids?

NASA (DART) It is one of the great space projects of 2022, since as its name says, it is the opportunity to do a defensive test for a possible impact on Earth. “data-reactid =” 12 “> The Double Asteroid Redirection Test of the NASA (DART) It is one of the great space projects of 2022, since as its name says, it is the opportunity to do a defensive test for a possible impact on Earth.

asteroid closest to Earth, Didymos B, for the Dimorphos strategy. “data-reactid =” 14 “> These days, the Space Agency has decided to change the name of the moon of the asteroid closest to Earth, Didymos B, for the Dimorphos strategy.

On choosing the name Dimorphos, Kleomenis Tsiganis, a planetary scientist at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a member of the DART team, commented as follows:

Measuring 525 feet (1.60 meters) in diameter, Dimorphos is the perfect target for the DART test because of its orbit around the largest main body Didymos (measuring 780 meters, or 0.48 miles, in diameter), and because the pair will be relatively very close to Earth by the end of 2022.

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