NASA is all set to crash DART Mission spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday. Here is when and where you can watch it LIVE.
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: http://nasa.gov/live.” 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 Facebook Account
NASA Twitter Account
NASA YouTube Account.