Why Europe sending  probe to DART?

The Hera mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) will reach the binary asteroid system Didymos.

more than four years after one of its two space rocks was struck by NASA's DART mission.

When all the dust from the experimental impact has settled by then, Hera will be able to

The Didymos couple became the best explored space rocks in the cosmos thanks to its two companion cubesats.

Didymos was supposed to be reached by Hera or its previous idea AIM (for Asteroid Impact Mission).

the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos during NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which did

Hera was intended to be the witness of the historic experiment and was outfitted with an extensive system of cameras and sensors.

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