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    ‘Earthlings should sleep better now’: NASA just smashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in first planetary defense test

    The world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), successfully struck its asteroid target on Monday after spending 10 months in space. This was the agency’s first effort to move an asteroid in orbit. At 7:14 p.m. EDT, the successful impact was announced by mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied […] More