OPINION - Tech & Science Daily: Hear Nasa smash asteroid with spacecraft

Nasa has successfully crashed a spacecraft into a small asteroid as part of a planetary protection test mission (Nasa/PA) (PA Media)
Nasa has successfully crashed a spacecraft into a small asteroid as part of a planetary protection test mission (Nasa/PA) (PA Media)

Nasa’s Dart mission successfully smashes spacecraft into an asteroid in the first-ever 'planetary defense test’.

The aim was to see if a large asteroid hurtling towards Earth could be diverted.

They successfully crashed the craft - at a speed of 15,000 mph - into the asteroid Dimorphous, 6.8million miles from our planet.

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