Nasa’s DART mission was a success, as we see history unfold in front of our eyes. This is the first time that humanity has ever shifted a celestial body’s path. On November 24, 2021, the DART spacecraft blasted off from Earth with the goal of slamming into the Dimorphos and Didymos asteroid system.
A cosmic collision that was seen all across the earth. The $325 million mission’s goal was to investigate whether ‘pushing’ an asteroid could change its course, giving researchers a useful hands-on evaluation of planetary security technology.
Take a look at some of the responses on the Internet as it explodes with reactions:-
Am I the only one zooming & scanning looking for 👽 pic.twitter.com/iQnrqubYEx
— ᴄᴀᴘ ᴀᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ¹¹:¹¹ (@CapAmerica1111) September 26, 2022
— H.U 🌿1907 (@HseyinUsluer1) September 26, 2022
It was 480p and the zoom animations were a little off, please consider improving this! All recent Fortnite events have been able to run at atleast 1440p. I’d consider contacting epic games! Thanks for your time.
— Grand Apricot (@grandapricot) September 26, 2022
Where are all the stars?
— you’d like to know (@Fossill321) September 26, 2022
NASA when it sees an asteroid minding its own business pic.twitter.com/nz7K3rnOo2
— Luchini – 6264.eth (@0xFrankWhite) September 26, 2022
— Christy (@reallychristy) September 26, 2022
— The Spaceflight Guy (@SpaceflightGuy) September 26, 2022
That was NUTS!! I’ve never been more hyped for something to run into a rock 7 million miles away 😂 But that was awesome!!! #asteroidimpactlive #AsteroidDeflection Way to go #DARTMission team!!!!! pic.twitter.com/uQcrAn6s8R
— Jen ❤ (@AlohaJen3) September 26, 2022
— Thomas Bahamas (@78thomasbahamas) September 26, 2022
DART’s camera recorded real-time views of Dimorphos growing larger as the spacecraft got closer to the asteroid. The probe transmitted startling images of the space rock’s jagged, uneven surface in the moments before collision.
Cover Image: NASA