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Spacex to Launch NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing Mission. Which will blast off in June 2021 and this will smash into the asteroid’s moon around October 2022 The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a spacecraft designed to determine whether an asteroid can be redirected with a high-speed collision. SpaceX will launch the spacecraft toward an asteroid named ..
Topics: AIDA • Asteroid • Asteroid impact avoidance • Binary asteroid • Double Asteroid Redirection Test • Impact event • Lander • Outer space • Planetary defense • Solar System Exploration program • Spacecraft • Uncrewed spacecraft
The International Asteroid Day (IAD) is observed every year on June 30 to raise public awareness about the asteroid impact hazard and to inform the public about the crisis communication actions to be taken at the global level in case of a credible near-Earth object threat. In December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ..
The Lonar crater is the only known impact crater in the world to have formed on basalt rock. and it is located in Buldana district in Maharashtra. The site was discovered by a Britisher, C. J. E. Alexander in 1823. Lonar crater is unique because it’s the world’s only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt. ..
Topics: Buldhana district • Crater • Geography of Maharashtra • Impact crater • Impact event • Lonar • Lonar Lake • Meteor Crater • Meteorite • States and union territories of India • Subdivisions of India