“NASA” launches a rocket to deviate the path of an asteroid...

On Tuesday night, NASA launched an unprecedented mission by launching a spacecraft at a speed of 24,000 kilometers per hour to collide with an asteroid in a process aimed at distorting its path, and that could allow humanity to avoid any space objects colliding with Earth in the future.

The spacecraft was named “DART”, which in English means “little arrow”, made up in this case from the initials of the phrase “Double Asteroid Redirection Test” (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), and it took off from California on a Falcon 9 rocket. From SpaceX at 22:21 local time (06:21 GMT Wednesday).

“Asteroid Demorphos, we’re coming to you,” NASA wrote in a tweet after the launch of the spacecraft.

Hours before takeoff, SpaceX announced that the weather conditions were favorable for the launch of the vehicle on time.

NASA scientist participating in this mission, Tom Statler, said in a press conference that this test “will be historic,” noting that “for the first time, humanity will change the motion of a natural space body in space.”

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