NASA, the American space agency, is finalizing plans to crash a spacecraft with an asteroid in the world's first planetary defense test.
Hollywood has long speculated that the best way to prevent an asteroid from crashing with the Earth is to send a rocket into space and destroy it.
Or else send a crew of oil drillers led by Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, and Michael Clarke Duncan. NASA is getting ready to put the theory to the test.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will take place on Monday to see if we can defend ourselves against asteroids or comets on a high-speed track toward Earth.
According to scientists, the goal is not to destroy the asteroid but to modify its speed and direction (which will be measured using telescopes on earth).
DART established its presence in November 2021. Impact with Dimorphs is expected to happen at 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday, September 26.
Officials said Cameras and telescopes would watch the crash, but it will take days or even weeks to figure out if it actually changed its orbit.
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