September 19, 2022
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Science Cafe presents: DART-A Targeted Mission-How Do We Move An Asteroid?
Monday, September 19, 2022
On September 26, 7:14 pm EDT, the DART satellite will slam into the asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger asteroid named Didymos at the speed of 15,000 mph. Picture a vending machine hitting the pyramid of Giza.
The goal is to slightly change the orbital time of Dimorphos as the first test of planetary defense from asteroid collisions. While neither asteroid is any threat to Earth, it is a proof-of-concept mission.
Presenter: Dr. Paul Adams, Dean, College of Education, Professor of Physics & Anschutz, Professor of Education, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, FHSU