NASA DART mission's new results confirm we can deflect asteroids


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Deflecting asteroids in the future should not be a task, thanks to NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. In September last year, NASA rammed a 600kg DART spacecraft into an asteroid named Dimorphos, which is about the size of the Roman Colosseum. Early results revealed that the spacecraft successfully altered the asteroid's orbit, and now we have more promising results from scientific studies.