Almost every person on this planet who has known about asteroids wants to know how they would sound when they smash into another surface. Well, worry no further because NASA is up to something which might answer the query.
Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is what NASA Is going to test by the end of this month. The first ever planetary defense system against any potentially threatening asteroid headed towards our planet. On 26th September, NASA intends to smash its DART spacecraft into the Dimorphos, an asteroid, at an incredibly high velocity. The fun part is that they would live stream the event.
Now people would think that if this goes eerie, it can turn into a potential threat to earth. To which NASA says, relax, because Dimorphos, a moonlet orbiting the giant asteroid Didymos, “poses no threat to Earth.”
Now, when it is inevitable that the earth is out of the threat zone, you can sit back on your couch and savor this historic moment. The impact can be watched on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. EDT on NASA TV, NASA’s YouTube channel.
In addition to the impact, NASA intends to hold a media day on September 12 at 9 a.m. EDT. The media day is planned at the Applied Physics Laboratory, showing how DART would operate and reach its rocky target autonomously.
Furthermore, on 22 September at around 3 p.m. EDT, NASA will host a media briefing in which the spacecraft’s final moments before the crash will be previewed. Apart from the official YouTube channel NASA this crash would be available for viewers to watch on NASA’s Twitter and Facebook pages.