December 6, 2022

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What time will NASA’s DART spacecraft hit an asteroid on September 26?

A NASA spacecraft will soon make history when it hits an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test.

double asteroid redirection test, or Asteroid DART . missionA spacecraft will collide with the small moon of the asteroid Didymos Monday 26 Septemberspecifying the effect on 7:14pm EST (2314 GMT). If all goes well, the spacecraft will hit the young moon, called Dimorphos, taking pictures until the moment of impact. You will be able to see those pictures directly in real time. Read on for a helpful guide on when all of this might happen.