A infografia mostra os detalhes da missão DART.


NASA envia nave para desviuar a órbita de asteróide

November 23, 2021 - A NASA vai enviar a sua nave DART numa missão para colidir com um
asteróide, no primeiro teste de uma técnica que pode um dia ser
necessária para desviar um objeto espacial que ameace colidir com a Terra.

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