NASA's asteroid-deflecting test mission

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The NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) project is run by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland.

At almost 15,000 mph, the DART spacecraft will strike the asteroid Dimorphos on September 26 at 7:14 p.m. EDT (2314 GMT).

Dimorphos' mission is a test to see if "kinetic impact technology" is effective; it is not on a crash course with Earth.

On November 24, 2021, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried out the mission.

The binary asteroid system Didymos is approximately 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometres) away from DART.

Didymos, the larger asteroid, has a diameter of 2,525 feet (780 metres), whereas Dimorphos, the smaller "moonlet" asteroid, has a diameter of 525 feet (160 metres).

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