Nasa launches spacecraft to kick an asteroid off course
The Times of India Delhi|November 25, 2021
Washington: A Nasa mission to deliberately smash a spacecraft into an asteroid — a test run should humanity ever need to stop a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth — blasted off on Tuesday from California.

It may sound like science fiction, but the Dart (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is a real proof-of-concept experiment, the goal of which is to slightly alter the trajectory of the asteroid Dimorphos.

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