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DART’s Impact with Asteroid Dimorphos (Official NASA Broadcast)
Scheduled for Sep 26, 2022 – https://youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6Sck
Watch as NASA’s DART Mission Attempts the World’s First-Ever Test of Planetary Defense
Description: Countdown to impact as NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) attempts humanity’s first-ever test of planetary defense! The DART spacecraft will intentionally crash into asteroid Dimorphos at 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday, September 26, 2022 to see if kinetic force can change its orbit. Why? If this test is successful, the same technique could be used to deflect an Earth-threatening asteroid in the future, should one ever be discovered.
DART’s target asteroid is NOT a threat to Earth before, during or after the impact event.
When Asteroid Day was first created in 2014, it was a call for greater public interest in asteroid discovery and defence. Now, just eight years later, the world will witness the first ever demonstration of a deflection method. This is history in the making and we all have a front row seat.
The impact is scheduled for 7:14 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 26 and will be streamed live on NASA TV.
To get the most up-to-date information on where to watch and when, visit nasa.gov/planetarydefense/dart/dart-news and confirm the impact time in your location.
MORE INFORMATION at AsteroidDay.org
Host a Watch Party
– Organize a DART Impact Party and bring your community together and witness this historic moment. NASA’s live coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET. Consider gathering people of all ages at a local school, museum, pub to watch the impact coverage. This is an opportunity to really get people excited by the topic – here are some ideas for DART themed drinks and asteroid bites! Can’t get out of the house that day? Host a watch party from your home computer and do your own commentary via Twitch TV or YouTube. Invite the public to write in with their own questions to make the event more interactive.