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NASA enviará una nave espacial a chocar con un asteroide

November 23, 2021 - NASA enviará su nave espacial DART en una misión para colisionar conun asteroide, en la primera prueba de una técnica que algún día podría ser necesaria para desviar una roca espacial peligrosa que se dirigiera a la Tierra.

The spacecraft will crash into an object called Dimorphos to see how much its speed and path can be altered.

It's the first attempt to deflect an asteroid for the purpose of learning how to protect Earth, though this particular asteroid presents no threat, the BBC said.

The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft will be launched on Wednesday atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

After it launches, DART will first escape the Earth’s gravity, following its own orbit around the Sun. It will then intercept the asteroid around 11 million km from Earth in September 2022.

PUBLISHED: 23/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News