nasa successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid
12:3:26 2022-09-27 71

Nasa successfully crashes spacecraft into asteroid in planetary defense test.

Bid to change asteroid’s course marks ‘new era of humankind’ as agency seeks to protect Earth from future disaster.

A multimillion-dollar spacecraft collided head-on with an asteroid the size of a football stadium on Monday in an unprecedented test of Nasa’s capacity to defend Earth from a doomsday scenario.

Nasa’s craft successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos 6.8m miles from Earth. The mission, known as Dart (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), marked humanity’s first attempt at moving another celestial body, with the goal of seeing if a large asteroid hurtling toward our planet could be successfully diverted.

The spacecraft collided with the asteroid at 15,000mph at 7.14pm EDT. Live-streamed video showed the asteroid’s rubble-strewn surface looming into focus before the spacecraft hit and cheers erupted in the mission control room. Teams of Nasa and Johns Hopkins University scientists hugged each other as Dart’s successful impact with Dimorphos was confirmed.

Shortly after impact, Lori Glaze, Nasa’s planetary science division director, declared it a “new era of humankind”.

“[It’s] an era in which we potentially have the capability to protect ourselves from something like a dangerous hazardous asteroid impact,” said Glaze. “What an amazing thing. We’ve never had that capability before.”

Samson Reony, the Johns Hopkins applied physics laboratory mission commentator, was equally exuberant about the “game changing” achievement. “This is when science, engineering and a great purpose, planetary defense, come together, and, you know, it makes a magical moment like this,” he said.

The test aims to determine if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its trajectory. A relatively similar strategy involving a nuclear missile rather than an unmanned spacecraft failed during a key point in the plot of Morgan Freeman’s fictional 1998 planetary disaster film Deep Impact.

At a post-mission press conference, Dart scientists described the mission as a success but cautioned that it will be about two months before they know if the spacecraft succeeded in its ultimate objective of altering Dimorphos’s trajectory.

Whether the impact had enough force to move the asteroid remains to be seen, and scientists will spend the next weeks monitoring the asteroid’s speed and movements, and making calculations. Even so, Adams said: “Earthlings should sleep better, and I definitely will.”

Reality Of Islam

allah creation

3:54:5   2022-11-05  

allah is the only protector

8:46:47   2022-05-28  

uy scuti

8:46:8   2022-05-09  

seeds that can walk!

7:33:29   2022-04-27  

a just ruler

9:5:47   2022-08-13  

islamic rituals

9:4:24   2022-07-30  

islamic behavior

6:39:15   2022-07-13  

fasting

5:54:55   2022-04-07  

the brain

8:47:54   2022-10-20  

be satisfied

6:0:0   2022-07-15  

guiding to good

12:37:22   2022-06-27  

removing harm

9:5:21   2022-04-28  

wisdom

12:46:48   2022-09-26  

obey allah

10:39:19   2022-09-24  

obedience

10:19:34   2022-09-23  

dedication

10:15:56   2022-09-21  

This is the driest and clearest region in the world Atacama .. It is a desert located in Chile - South America and is considered the driest

read more

clearest region
9:49:6  2022-11-24 

The US space agency "NASA" revealed the details of the process of bringing about 30 samples from the surface of Mars to Earth in 2033, ac

read more

Mars Samples
9:49:9  2022-11-23 

From desolation to rejuvenation: Desolate mountains in Yuncheng, north China’s Shanxi Province, are blanketed with meticulously arranged sola

read more

mountaintop panels
6:7:41  2022-11-15 

The world’s largest digital camera, featuring a 3,200-megapixel sensor powerful enough to spot a golf ball 15 miles away, was recently unveil

read more

largest Digital Camera
10:5:28  2022-11-09 

Sea Water

almerja.com
11:0:34   2022-11-22  

Beetroot

almerja.com
11:14:9   2022-11-08  

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

almerja.com
6:54:26   2022-10-25  
MOST VIEWS

Importance of Media

9:3:43   2018-11-05

Illuminations

prophet adam & the apple

1:16:44   2018-05-14

be creative

8:25:12   2022-03-09

life temptations

10:35:40   2022-05-26

the effect of words

5:58:12   2021-12-18

bahlool & a businessman

8:21:9   2018-06-21

strong personality

10:43:56   2022-06-22

belief cause cleanliness

10:47:11   2022-11-22



IMmORTAL Words