NASA-built spacecraft to deliberately crash into asteroid in test mission

A NASA-built spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid as part of a test mission later this month.

The spacecraft, known as Double Asteroid Redirection Test (Dart), is expected to collide with a 170-metre wide (560ft) asteroid named Dimorphos at 12.14am UK time on 27 September.

Dimorphos is no threat to Earth but it has been chosen to help prove
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