The DART mission will reach its final stage later this year when the object reaches the asteroid Dimorphos

Spacecraft crash into asteroid at 15K mph is not self-indulgent NASA experiment, writes TOM LEONARD

One day in late September a box-shaped spacecraft weighing approximately half a ton will slam into an asteroid seven million miles away from Earth at a speed of 15,000mph, in a bid to knock it into a new orbit. This suicide mission by a craft the size of a golf cart is not just a …

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