Dart: Mission to smack Dimorphos asteroid set for launchon November 23, 2021 at 1:41 am

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A spacecraft is set to launch on a mission to nudge an asteroid off course.

After the impact, astronomers will take those measurements again. “They’ll happen a little bit more frequently – maybe it’ll be two every 11 hours 45 minutes, maybe it’ll be 11 hours, 20 minutes,” said Dr Rivkin, who is based at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL) in Laurel, Maryland.

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