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Humanity: 1, Asteroid: 0

NASA deliberately crashed its DART spacecraft into the Dimorphos asteroid on Monday. It's a test to see if it's possible to move a celestial body and prevent its collision with Earth. However, we'll have to wait to see if the mission was a success. Read what happens next and see the incredible final images of DART before its historic impact.

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    A Historic Impact for Earth

    NASA Successfully Crashes Its DART Probe Into Asteroid Dimorphos
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    NASA Successfully Crashes Its DART Probe Into Asteroid Dimorphos

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    CNET - Jackson Ryan

    The world's first planetary defense test came to a spectacular conclusion on Monday.

    Three cheers for NASA’s asteroid smasher
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    Three cheers for NASA’s asteroid smasher

    Rae Paoletta is the editorial director for the Planetary Society. Who ever thought crashing into space rocks could be so useful to science — and to the defense of humanity? On Monday, at 7:14 p.m. Eastern time, NASA will make history by forcing a kitchen-appliance-size cube to collide with an …

    Maybe We Won’t End Up Like the Dinosaurs
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    Maybe We Won’t End Up Like the Dinosaurs

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    The Atlantic - Marina Koren

    The space probe came barreling in at thousands of miles per hour, its mechanical eyes locked on its target—an asteroid named Dimorphos. About an hour out, the asteroid looked to the probe’s cameras like nothing more than a faint speck in the darkness of space, slightly larger than a single pixel on …

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