In a previous article that I wrote for Vuka News [pin fired into a bullet] I mentioned the NASA project called DART. The project aimed to crash a small spacecraft into an asteroid deep in space. The spacecraft is about the size of a vending machine. It only weighs a few hundred kilograms. The asteroid was a moonlet, meaning a small asteroid orbiting around a larger asteroid. The idea of the project was to find out if a head-on collision by a spacecraft could change the orbit of the small moonlet asteroid.
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