As if that were not enough with the pandemic of the coronavirus in the world, now NASA announces a possible collision of asteroids that are destined for Earth. For this reason, the DART project that seeks to protect the planet is already underway . The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has warned of potentially dangerous asteroids that could target Earth, so with the creation of the DART project , to be tested in 2022, a way to redirect them is sought.
“DART is a first step in testing methods for the diversion of dangerous asteroids,” said Andrea Reyli, one of the executives for NASA’s DART program . He also noted that “potentially dangerous asteroids are a global concern, and we are excited to work with our Italian and European colleagues to collect the most accurate data possible from this kinetic impact deflection demonstration.”
With a name very similar to Dark, the series of the moment on Netflix , DART means Double Asteroid Redirection Test and will serve, as its name says, to redirect the trajectory of a small moon of the Didymos binary system, which is the size of a pyramid from Egypt. DART will be tested in 2022 with an asteroid known as Didymos, which is not considered a threat to the planet. The NASA , this new project will seek to redirect any large rock that threatens to collide with Earth.