NASA and ESA will team up to deflect Earth-bound asteroids

[ad_1] NASA will provide the collider, the Double Asteroid Impact Test (DART). It should launch in summer 2021 and will smack into the smaller of the two Didymos asteroids at about 14,764MPH. An Italian cubesat, ....

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Arecibo Observatory nets $19 million grant to search for dangerous asteroids

[ad_1] Asteroids that are predicted to come within 5 million miles of the Earth are considered a potential threat by NASA. While that seems like a vast distance, gravity could shift an asteroid's orbit closer ....

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