DART asteroid-smashing mission ‘on track for an impact’ Monday, NASA says

NASA is just days away from slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth.

The agency’s long-awaited Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will impact with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26), if all goes according to plan. The DART mission launched on Nov. 23, 2021 on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and is now hurtling through deep space toward the binary near-Earth asteroid (65803) Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos. 



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