NASA Is About to Crash Into an Asteroid. Here’s How to Watch.

The DART mission has been flying to its target since launching last year. On Monday night, it will connect.

An asteroid minding its own business not too far from Earth is about to get knocked about by a visitor from our planet.

On Monday, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, is set to collide with Dimorphos, a small asteroid that is the moon of a larger space rock, Didymos. While these two near-Earth objects pose no immediate threat to our world, NASA launched DART last year to test a technique that could one day be used for planetary defense. Here’s what you need to know about the mission.


Read the full article on The New York Times website.


Author Credit: Kenneth Chang

Image Credit: NASA/John Hopkins/APL