Smashing Success: NASA Asteroid Strike Results In Big Nudge
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- A spacecraft that plowed into a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away succeeded in shifting its orbit, NASA said Tuesday in announcing the results of its save-the-world test.
- The space agency attempted the test two weeks ago to see if in the future a killer rock could be nudged out of Earth’s way.
- “This mission shows that NASA is trying to be ready for whatever the universe throws at us,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a briefing at NASA headquarters in Washington.
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