Hey, Space Placers!!!
The DART mission impact changed the orbit of its asteroid moon target by 32 MINUTES - WOW!!!
NASA'S criteria for a successful impact was a change of 73 SECONDS OR MORE so DART beat that by more than 25 times!!!!!
This result will factor into the overall assessment of how viable this approach is for planetary defense against a detected impact threat to Earth.
ESA's Hera mission will provide a far more complete analysis of the impact's effectiveness as it will study the asteroid system.
Looking forward to learning more about DART's results.
Sky Guy in VA
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