NASA suicide spacecraft ready to attack celestial rock
California: NASA is sending a 330 million (approximately Rs. 58 billion) spacecraft into dark space later this month that will collide with an asteroid and change course. This will help protect the Earth from a possible meteorite collision.
We know that dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth when a giant rock hit the planet 65 million years ago. Now, at a cost of 30 330 million, Dart will try to change its orbit by colliding with a meteorite called Mission Die Morpheus. Although it does not pose a threat to Earth, NASA wants to test the technology to see if a collision can avert a catastrophe.
It was developed for NASA by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. The spacecraft’s full name is Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) One. This twin meteorite is a terrestrial enemy of rocks and will collide with a small meteorite with a diameter of barely 160 meters. Both dy morphs meteors revolve around our sun. The second planet is called Daimus, which is five times larger than Daimorphs. Dye morphs are actually revolving around dye demos.
In September or October next year, it will blow its head off at dymorphs at speeds of more than six kilometers per second. Under the plan, its orbit will change and its speed will increase by 73 seconds. That is, the speed of dy morphs will increase as the large meteorite orbits around Dimos.
Nancy Shibo, a scientist affiliated with Johns Hopkins, says that if this experiment proves to be correct, it will be possible to save the planet itself from such dangers in the future. According to Nancy, the best and least costly way to push a meteor is to change its direction or speed.
According to NASA, there are more than 27,000 large meteors that could land in their path. Then there are the new unseen meteors that can be an immediate threat. Earthlings need to be prepared in this regard.