Space

Impact of collision with the asteroid

By Aazam

Dart spacecraft of NASA have completed colliding with an asteroid - Dimorphism - in a defense test against cosmic objects

Videos uploaded by the US space agency shows the spacecraft of the target asteroid, moments before the collision

Dart speeds at 14,000 mph towards the harmless asteroid is humanity’s first attempt to shift the position of any other natural object in space

The impact of collision with the asteroid is located 9.6 million kilometers - away from the Earth

After the collision Dimorphism was alone in the pictures with boulders and rubble on the surface

The photos of the impact were captured by a mini satellite of  Italian Cubesat- released from Dart two weeks ago

After Dart spacecraft of the size of a vending machine navigated to its target using technology created by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory