NASA (DART) Mission and the Chemistry of Asteroids

asteroids floating in outer space

On Monday September 26th 2022, at approximately 7:14 PM EDT, the U.S government’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft hit the moonlet of asteroid Didymos, called Dimorphos which is the size of a football stadium. The spacecraft hit Dimorphos at a speed of about 13,000 miles per hour (6 kilometers per second or 21,000 feet […]