For the first time in human history, a spacecraft from Earth collided with an asteroid to test a strategy for preventing the annihilation of our planet.
Seven million miles from Earth, NASA's Double Asteroid Rendezvous Test (DART) mission crashed into a tiny asteroid.
today in what the American space agency has dubbed the first planetary defence test ever conducted.
The objective is to alter the orbit of the space rock Dimorphos around its parent, the bigger asteroid Didymos.
Elena Adams said, "As far as we can determine, our first planetary defence test was a success."
At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), the DART mission systems engineer then
the accomplished crash. "I believe that humans should get more rest. Definitely, I will."