NASA pushed its probe into an asteroid
NASA’s spacecraft crashed into an asteroid in an unprecedented experiment to see if a potentially dangerous space rock could be knocked off course.
The grand galactic collision with a harmless asteroid occurred Monday at a distance of 5,965,163 miles.
The Dart spacecraft crashed into the small space rock at 13,980 miles per hour.
According to scientists, the collision should have created a crater and released streams of rock and dust into space.
But most importantly, scientists hope that the collision changed the asteroid’s orbit.
However, it will only be a few days, or even weeks, before NASA knows how much the spacecraft collided with the asteroid.