planetary defense

This imagery from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope from Oct. 8, 2022, shows the debris blasted from the surface of Dimorphos 285 hours after the asteroid was intentionally impacted by NASA’s DART spacecraft on Sept. 26. The shape of that tail has changed over time. Scientists are continuing to study this material and how it moves in space, in order to better understand the asteroid. Credits: NASA/ESA/STScI/Hubble

NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft with a small asteroid and altered its course!

On September 26, 2022 NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft with a small asteroid and altered its course!, as part of its planetary defence system.