How DART Planetary Defense Test Aims to Save the Planet

Testing DART planetary defense systems which could save Earth from an incoming asteroid, because… dinosaurs.

If dinosaurs had a space program, this would be a far different world. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion/Created in Animatron

For 165 million years, dinosaurs ruled the Earth — 660 times longer than the amount of time which has elapsed since the birth of the world’s first true human being. From the chicken-sized Anchiornis huxleyi to the mighty Titanosaur stretching more than 30 meters…

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