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TOM HORN’S “THE MESSENGER” IS COMING… And Nasa Launches Asteroid Deflection Test

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The DART mission, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. ET from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. If an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, can humanity be saved not with a bang, but with a nudge? NASA is poised to investigate just that with a first-of-its-kind mission to deflect an asteroid by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it. The mission offers a rare, real-world chance to test a planetary defense strategy that could protect Earth from a potentially catastrophic collision in the future. The $325 million DART mission, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. ET from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The spacecraft rode into orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket… (READ MORE)

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