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NASA Just Punched an Asteroid and May Have Knocked It Off Course

We’ll know if the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) was successful soon.

An ominous looking asteroid approaching planet Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. Source: Dima Zel, via Shutterstock.

Scientists in Hollywood movies like Deep Impact and Armageddon use nuclear bombs to deflect or destroy hazardous space rocks on a trajectory toward Earth. Real planetary defense experts, however, would disagree with such a…

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Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

Jimmy Ng, Ph. D

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I write about science, technology, and science fiction; 3x top writer (science, space, future); semiconductor engineer by day