NASA DART spacecraft to crash into asteroid SOON; know when, where to watch LIVE online

NASA is all set to crash DART Mission spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday. Here is when and where you can watch it LIVE.

| Updated on: Sep 24 2022, 11:27 IST
NASA: DART Mission set to DEFLECT giant asteroid
1/5 Apocalyptic movies like Deep Impact, Armageddon and Don't Look Up have always explored the ‘What Ifs’ of world destruction. Now, NASA is set to defend the planet against a very similar threat that is posed by asteroids. (Pixabay)
2/5 The DART mission will cost a staggering $240 million. The aim of the mission is to smash a spacecraft into the Dimorphos asteroid to deflect it away from its path. While this asteroid in no way threatens Earth, the NASA asteroid mission is to carry out an experiment to gain greater knowledge as to what happens when a craft is crashed against a space rock. This knowledge will be used if an actual asteroid threatens to crash against the Earth. It will help avert an Armageddon on Earth and perhaps, even save humanity from extinction. (NASA)
3/5 According to Financial Times, chief scientist at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, Andy Cheng, came up with the DART concept along with a senior researcher. Dr. Cheng said, “It feels very exciting — like a dream come true — for something we’ve been thinking about for 20 years to be actually happening." (Pixabay)
4/5 The DART mission has already sent the main spacecraft to space in November, 2021. It includes a satellite made by the Italian Space Agency. Another spacecraft is set to launch by 2026, to measure the impact. (NASA)
5/5 NASA said, "DART is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact." (Pixabay)
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Know when and where to watch NASA DART Mission spacecraft crash into an asteroid LIVE. (NASA)

What is the best way to stop an asteroid from reaching or crashing into Earth? The answer is to destroy the asteroid in space itself. NASA's scientists and researchers will be testing the same on Monday, September 26 under its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission. And in some very good news, it has been revealed that NASA DART mission asteroid crash live stream will be available to all! With the help of the mission the research organisation will try to find out if we are able to defend and protect our planet against asteroids or comets that head towards it at high speed. 

The DART spacecraft will deliberately collide into an asteroid called Dimorphos to change its speed and path and the entire event will be covered live by NASA. NASA said, "on September 26, DART will intentionally crash into Dimorphos, the asteroid moonlet of Didymos. While the asteroid poses no threat to Earth, this is the world's first test of the kinetic impact technique, using a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid for planetary defense." The historic collision can be watched live online as NASA will be broadcasting the same.

Informing about the same NASA Asteroid Watch tweeted, "In 3 days the #DARTMission spacecraft will intentionally crash into a small asteroid moonlet. DART is @NASA's first #planetarydefense test. Watch the DART Impact LIVE on Sep 26, starting at 6pm ET. :arrow_forward: :arrow_right:" According to NASA, the spacecraft will impact its target asteroid at 7:14 p.m. EDT on Monday.

NASA's DART Mission crash into an asteroid: When and where to watch live online

As already stated, on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m., NASA will broadcast the live coverage of DART's impact with the asteroid Dimorphos on NASA TV and its several social media handles like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The spacecraft will impact its target asteroid at 7:14 p.m. EDT, while at 8:00 p.m. ET, the research organisation will host a post-impact press briefing. Here are the direct links to watch the collision:

NASA website

NASA Facebook Account

NASA Twitter Account

NASA YouTube Account.

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First Published Date: 24 Sep, 11:27 IST
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