See These Stunning Pics of NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing DART Mission

See These Stunning Pics of NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing DART Mission.
In September 2022, NASA made history when it successfully slammed a spacecraft into an asteroid —and sent it careening off its course.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission changed the velocity and orbit of the Dimorphos asteroid—successfully demonstrating that they could feasibly do something similar in case a more life-threatening, apocalyptic, end-of-everything-as-we-know-it space rock were to head our way.
Now, a new set of images from the stunning collision are being dropped to the public.
A pair of new studies published Tuesday in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics presentedpictures of the mission captured by the fittingly named Very Large Telescope in northern Chile—showing off the destructive aftermath of the collision in evocative detail.
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The images reveal the evolving nature of the debris cloud and ejected rock and dust from DART smashing into Dimorphos.

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