written by paul rincon, on november 23rd, 2021

what: dart: mission to smack dimorphos astroid set for launch

when: launched on noveber 17th, 2021

who/where:¬†kelly fast, from nasa’s planetary defense coordination office

tom statler, the missions program scientist at nasa

dr. rivkin, who is based at johns hopkins university applied physics laboratory

interesting fact: it would only take a small deflection for an asteroid to avoid being on a collision course with the earth and causing widespread devastation and damage. 

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