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Observations from @NASAWebb and @NASAHubble together will allow scientists to gain knowledge about the nature of Dimorphos, how much material was ejected by the #DARTMission's collision and how fast it was ejected. twitter.com/SenBillNelson/…
IMPACT SUCCESS! Watch from #DARTMIssion’s DRACO Camera, as the vending machine-sized spacecraft successfully collides with asteroid Dimorphos, which is the size of a football stadium and poses no threat to Earth.
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Here are the first images taken by #LICIACube of #DARTmission impact on asteroid #Dimorphos. Now weeks and months of hard work are now starting for scientists and technicians involved in this mission, so stay tuned because we will have a lot to tell!
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Your Google search could reveal something smashing! Search for "NASA DART" on @Google to see a demonstration of browser, uh, planetary defense.
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ATLAS observations of the DART spacecraft impact at Didymos!
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We have impact 🛰️💥@NASASA'#DARTMissionon – the world's firs#planetarydefensese test mission – successfully impacted its asteroid target. Mission control a@JHUAPLPL announced the impact at 7:14 p.m. EDToc
Don't want to miss a thing? Watch the final moments from the #DARTMission on its collision course with asteroid Dimporphos.
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Live from @JHUAPL: Follow the real-time journey of the #DARTMission spacecraft towards its planned impact with a non-hazardous asteroid Dimorphos in the world’s first planetary defense test. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
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LIVE NOW 🔴 Watch the#DARTMissionn spacecraft hit an asteroid, becoming the world's first full-scale#PlanetaryDefensee test mission. youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6Sck2 @NASASolarSystemm@JHUAPLLF
One hour until the 6pm ET live broadcast for #DARTMission’s impact into an asteroid! The autonomous system on the spacecraft is operating on its own as DART approaches with no human intervention. Tune in to watch the impact live from mission control: youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6Sck
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In just a few hours, the #DARTMission will make history by becoming the world's first planetary defense test. ☄️ 🔭 All that's left on our checklist is the final step: to smash into it. View the full schedule of events:dart.jhuapl.edul @AsteroidWatchh@NASASolarSystemm2
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Watch live from the POV of the spacecraft as our #DARTMission intentionally collides with a non-hazardous asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense mission. DRACO camera feed starts at 5:30 pm ET (21:30 UTC): youtu.be/-6Z1E0mW2ag
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🛰️ This is only a test – of planetary defense. Today, our#DARTMissionn is set to crash into a non-hazardous asteroid to test deflection technology, should we ever discover a threat. Impact: 7:14pm ET (23:14 UTC). Watch our LIVE broadcast at 6pm ET:youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6SckBJ
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Today the #DARTMission will make history in a full-scale #PlanetaryDefense test when it intentionally impacts a non-threatening asteroid. 📺 Live coverage at 6pm EDT (2200 GMT):nasa.gov/liveB 💥 Impact at 7:14pm EDT 🛰 All about DART & asteroidsolarsystem.nasa.govm2lc
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Today, the #DARTMission will do what no spacecraft has done before: attempt to change the speed and orbit of an object in space. Watch @NASA’s first #planetarydefense test mission impact an asteroid LIVE starting at 6pm ET. nasa.gov/live @NASASolarSystem @JHUAPL
It's a big day for the #DartMission!🎯 Get ready for today's milestone by becoming a#PlanetaryDefenderr! Learn about the mission & its quest to redirect an asteroid (this one poses no threat to Earth!) and take a quiz to earn your printable certificate. dart.jhuapl.edu/Planetary-Defe…ZS
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Tonight @NASA will crash an uncrewed spacecraft into an asteroid. On purpose. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, this is not a movie plot. The #DARTmission is the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards!
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Just 1⃣ more day! DART will become the first-ever space mission to demonstrate #asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor. Are you ready to watch history in the making? 💥🛰️ Watc@NASASA'#DARTMissionon LIVE tomorrow at 6pm ET. ▶️➡nasa.gov/liveu1@NASASolarSysteme@JHUAPLPym
In 3⃣ days the #DARTMission spacecraft will intentionally crash into a small asteroid moonlet. DART is @NASA’s first #planetarydefense test. Watch the DART Impact LIVE on Sep 26, starting at 6pm ET. :arrow_forward: :arrow_right: nasa.gov/live @NASASolarSystem @JHUAPL
On Monday, Sept. 26, the #DARTMission will intentionally crash into a non-hazardous asteroid to try to change its orbit. Watch the action live as this #PlanetaryDefense test takes place. Plan a watch party: dart.jhuapl.edu/watch-party/in… Watch live at 6pm ET: youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6Sck
The countdown continues! On Mon., Sept. 26, @NASA’s #DARTMission will impact a non-hazardous asteroid in the name of #PlanetaryDefense. Ahead of DART’s historic impact, experts are checking DART's navigation system to ensure all system are a "go." More: go.nasa.gov/3DF12fj
On April 11, 1996, asteroid Didymos was discovered by @UArizonaLPL's SPACEWATCH project. Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) like this one are seen as mere moving points of light. The moon of this asteroid is the target of NASA's #DARTMission. Learn more: dart.jhuapl.edu/Mission/index.…
Our #DARTMission will crash into a non-hazardous asteroid on purpose on Sept. 26 as the world's 1st planetary defense test. But how will we know it worked? To find out, we visited @LowellObs, one of many observatories globally that will monitor the impact. nasa.gov/dart
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DART sets sights on asteroid target ☄️🛰️ @NASAA's#DARTMissionn spacecraft recently got a first look at Didymos and its asteroid moonlet, Dimorphos. On Sept. 26, DART will intentionally impact Dimorphos to change its speed & orbit. Learn more:go.nasa.gov/3D1I0j3LS
On Sept. 26, our #DARTMission will impact a non-hazardous asteroid as the 1st-ever #PlanetaryDefense test. But, for a mission like DART to work in the future, an asteroid hazard to Earth must be found as early as possible. Here's what we've found so far: nasa.gov/planetarydefen…
#OTD in 1993 our Galileo mission imaged Dactyl, the first known moon orbiting an asteroid. In less than a month, the #DARTmission will attempt to nudge a different asteroid moonlet, to test a technique of deflecting an asteroid should the need arise: nasa.gov/dart
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T-minus 30 days to impact! The #DARTmission is a first-of-a-kind mission: a demonstration of asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor, to test whether this is a viable means of defending the Earth from asteroids, should the need ever arise. Don't miss it: nasa.gov/dart
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Ground observers hand off target to DART! 🔭 On July 7, 2022, the@LowellObss captured the asteroid Didymos moving across the night sky. DART is scheduled to impact Dimorphos, the moon of Didymos, on Sep 26, 2022.go.nasa.gov/3Tg1TscM @JHUAPLL
On Sept. 26, @NASA’s #DARTMission will impact an asteroid, which poses no threat to Earth, as humanity’s first test for #PlanetaryDefense. 🌎 Learn more on how to join us for a multitude of events starting Sept. 12 as we countdown to DART impact:go.nasa.gov/3AI7S1STK
Students: You asked, we answered! Dr. Tom Statler, program scientist for @NASA's #DARTMission, explains how DART is using math and physics to perform the world’s first test for planetary defense. 🌎twitter.com/NASASTEM/statu…R
Join us as @NASA’s #DARTMission intentionally crashes into an asteroid! You’re invited to apply to attend an in-person @NASASocial as we attempt the world’s first mission to deflect an asteroid in space. Learn more about the event at @JHUAPL on Sept. 26: go.nasa.gov/3zSDyQy
In 2016, the #PlanetaryDefense Coordination Office was established to manage @NASA's efforts in defending the planet from hazardous near-Earth objects and #asteroids. Now, a new book details the history leading to this important work.🌎 Free download:go.nasa.gov/3vyMFEiyr
What do we know about the asteroids & comets in Earth's neighborhood? There are lots out there & NASA's on the hunt. #PlanetaryDefense — which includes finding, tracking & characterizing near-Earth objects — is part of our mission. Here's what we've found: nasa.gov/planetarydefen…
What do we know about the asteroids & comets in Earth's neighborhood? There are lots out there & NASA's on the hunt. Planetary defense — which includes finding, tracking & characterizing near-Earth objects — is part of our mission. Here's what we've found: go.nasa.gov/3P71HZC
ICYMI: June 30 was #AsteroidDay, but for NASA's #PlanetaryDefense experts, every day is asteroid day! 🌎 To learn more about how@NASAA works to find, track, and even deflect#asteroidss and other near-Earth objects, check out this Reddit AMA:go.nasa.gov/39ZI3Qp2twitter.com/AreciboRadar/s…z
LIVE: Join us for an #AsteroidDay AMA! NASA experts are answering your questions on @Reddit (in English and en español) about how we find, track, and work to deflect asteroids and other near-Earth objects: go.nasa.gov/39ZI3Qp
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Through studying asteroids, we are able to uncover the history of our solar system and find ways to keep our future safe. This #AsteroidDay you have the chance to have your asteroid questions answered by experts in a @reddit_AMA today at 12pm ET: redd.it/vo5n83
It’s #AsteroidDay! Did you know that NASA’s #PlanetaryDefense Coordination Office keeps track of Near-Earth objects, like comets and asteroids, that come within 30 million miles of Earth? Learn how we find, track and monitor these objects: go.nasa.gov/3wIpAOQ
Ask Us Anything about #asteroids at noon ET on June 30 for our #AsteroidDay @Reddit AMA! @NASA experts will be on hand at r/AskScience to talk about finding, tracking & protecting Earth from asteroids! Link to join: reddit.com/r/askscience/
Ahead of #AsteroidDay on June 30, @GPA_AS is hosting a #PlanetaryDefense conversation TODAY at 10am ET. Have questions? Join the discussion and ask the experts. Details on how to participate: bit.ly/3tkiD6n
DART will demonstrate whether the kinetic impactor method is a viable means of asteroid deflection should the need ever arise. The binary system Didymos, DART's target, poses no threat to Earth but is ideal for this demonstration. More on #DARTMission: go.nasa.gov/3ofmhes
The countdown begins! ⏳☄️ 🛰️ 💥 In 100 days@NASASA will make history with th#DARTMissionon as the first ever test fo#PlanetaryDefensese. Countdown to DART's kinetic impactdart.jhuapl.eduiXv
DRACO, the camera on #DARTMission, imaged Vega, one of the brightest stars in the night sky! DRACO will continue taking images for @JHUAPL to ensure it is optimally calibrated and ready for when DART sets its sights on its asteroid target in Sept. More: go.nasa.gov/3b549AX
Protecting our planet from potential space hazards is a global endeavor - and the international planetary defense community proved it's up to the task in a practice scenario completed last year. nasa.gov/feature/jpl/pl…
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What do we know about the asteroids & comets in Earth's neighborhood? There are lots out there & NASA's on the hunt. Planetary defense — which includes finding, tracking & characterizing near-Earth objects — is part of our mission. Here's what we've found: nasa.gov/planetarydefen…
What do we know about the asteroids & comets in Earth's neighborhood? There are lots out there & NASA's on the hunt. #PlanetaryDefense — which includes finding, tracking & characterizing near-Earth objects — is part of our mission. Here's what we've found: nasa.gov/planetarydefen…
Operating under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union, the MPC is sponsored by NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office. Congratulations to Dr. Payne and all of the #PlanetaryDefenders around the globe who watch the skies to help keep our planet safe! 🌎
Ever wonder how @NASA and other #PlanetaryDefense experts keep track of #NEOs? Through the Minor Planet Center, which is the internationally recognized clearinghouse for the position measurements of small celestial bodies. And, the MPC has a new director: Dr. Matthew Payne!
This comet was discovered by astronomers using the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, and @NASAHubble was used to confirm that it has the largest icy comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers. It’s estimated diameter is larger than the state of Rhode Island!
You may have heard of a behemoth comet barreling its way toward Earth from the edge of the solar system. Don’t worry! It will never get closer than 1 billion miles away from the Sun, which is slightly farther than the distance of the planet Saturn. More: go.nasa.gov/37Juse8
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