Tag: DART

  • NASA confirms that the DART crash against the asteroid Dimorphos was a success

    NASA confirms that the DART crash against the asteroid Dimorphos was a success

    POT has published data from the DART mission two weeks after it hit Dimorphos. The results conclude that the space mission was a complete success: the crash significantly changed the asteroid’s orbit to a greater degree than expected. If humans had dominated the Earth and had current technology in the late Cretaceous period, they might […]

  • DART will collide with Dimorphos tonight

    DART will collide with Dimorphos tonight

    It’s been about 10 months since DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) left our planet to start a journey towards its destruction. And it is that unlike the rest of space missions to date, in which the structural integrity of the vehicle or space object was a key element, this time success will be measured, in […]

  • DART approaches Dimorphos and takes its first image

    DART approaches Dimorphos and takes its first image

    One of the threats that, since ancient times, has worried the human being, is that of the collision of an asteroid with our planet. And it is not an unfounded fear, really, from the mass extinction of the Cretaceous-Paleogene to the Tunguska Bolide, history already compiles a good number of events that go from controlled […]

  • DART: How to see it live?

    DART: How to see it live?

    Already it’s only a few hours until DART leaves Earth’s surface and start a journey with an end on which, in the long run, our future may depend. This is how interesting this test is that this module has been produced by NASA and will be put into space by SpaceX, but that it travels […]