Earth  Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 14215

Hubble Views Aftermath of DART Impact

The DART mission will deploy a kinetic impactor to smack the small moon Dimorphos of the asteroid Didymos on the evening of Sept. 26. This is an on-orbit demonstration of asteroid deflection, a key test of NASA's kinetic impactor technology, designed to impact an asteroid to adjust its speed and path.

This particular asteroid moon is NOT a threat to Earth, but is technology being explored to use for when we DO find a potentially hazardous asteroid.

The Hubble Space Telescope captured these extraordinary views of the asteroid moon soon after the successful impact.

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