Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

After Getting Slammed by DART, Asteroid Dimorphos has Grown a Tail

More images and details keep coming in about the asteroid intentionally smashed by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft…

2 years ago

A Single High-Resolution Image of Dimorphos Stacked From DART’s Final Images

Here’s a sharper view of Dimorphos, the small asteroid moonlet that the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft intentionally crashed…

2 years ago

DART Impact Seen by Hubble and Webb

What happens when you whack a little asteroid with an even littler spacecraft? People around the world watched on the…

2 years ago

Watch a Nicely Stabilized Video of DART Flying Past Didymos and Slamming Into Dimorphos

Here’s one of the best videos we’ve seen of the last minutes of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission…

2 years ago

This is the Last Thing DART saw as it Smashed Into its Asteroid Target

The first-ever planetary defense technology demonstration mission successfully conducted its mission, slamming into the surface of a distant asteroid and…

2 years ago

China is Building an Asteroid Deflection Mission of its own, due for Launch in 2025

There's an old joke that the dinosaurs are only extinct because they didn't develop a space agency. The implication, of…

2 years ago

Here’s DART’s First Picture From Space. We Are Already Looking Forward to its Last Image

It might not look like much, but here is the first monumental image from the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART).…

3 years ago

OSIRIS-REx Did One Last Close Flyby of Asteroid Bennu. It’s Almost Time to Come Home

After more than two years in orbit around asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is ready to come home. It's bringing…

3 years ago

This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid

Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still…

4 years ago

ESA is Planning a Mission to the Smallest Spacerock Ever Visited: the Moon of an Asteroid

For some small minority of humans, Death By Asteroid is a desirable fate. The idea probably satisfies their wonky Doomsday…

5 years ago