Can NASA Hit An Asteroid with a DART?


Pictured is an artist concept of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft. DART could be NASA's first mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense. NASA/JHUAPL
Pictured is an artist concept of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft. DART could be NASA's first mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense. NASA/JHUAPL

In 2022, NASA is planning on ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course. Learn more about the DART mission on this episode.