NASA Mission Attracts “Armageddon” Comparisons


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NASA is purposely set to crash a small unmanned spacecraft into an asteroid this night within the hope of fixing its orbit.

In a mission that’s drawing comparisons to Michael Bay’s 1998 catastrophe movie “Armageddon,” the Double Asteroid Redirection Take a look at (DART) will happen round 7:14pm US-ET with a reside stream going down on YouTube.

Robert Braun, head of the Johns Hopkins College Utilized Physics Laboratory’s Area Exploration Sector in Maryland tells CNN: “For the primary time ever, we’ll measurably change the orbit of a celestial physique within the universe.”

Not like the movie rock, this asteroid poses no risk of hanging the Earth, with the craft mentioned to be about 100 instances smaller than the asteroid. Its objective is to vary its orbit by 1%.

Supply: EW


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