Hubble views aftermath of DART impact

The DART mission deployed a kinetic impactor to hit the small moon Dimorphos of the asteroid Didymos on the evening of September 26, 2022.

This was 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.

While this particular asteroid moon is not a threat to Earth, the technology is 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.

Read more about the mission and impact:

Video credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

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