NASA spacecraft will crash into an asteroid at 15,000 mph. Will it make a dent? | Live Science

The DART spacecraft will crash into the asteroid Didymos at 15,000 miles per hour. Will it make a dent?

NASA has announced the launch date for an upcoming mission to punch an asteroid in the face with a high-speed spacecraft.

The mission, called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST (7:20 p.m. EST) on Nov. 23, and it could help the world’s space agencies figure out how to divert potentially lethal asteroids from impacting Earth, according to a NASA statement.

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