DART goes silent after hitting an asteroid [Update]

Enlarge / One of the last images from DART.NASA/APL

Update, 10:30: If this is an indication of the quality of the images we should expect over the next several days, we’re in for a treat.

ATLAS observations of the DART spacecraft impact at Didymos! pic.twitter.com/26IKwB9VSo

— ATLAS Project (@fallingstarIfA) September 27, 2022

Original article follows.

About 24 hours prior to its collision, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) probe performed its last course correction based on commands sent by ground controllers. “It’s pointed to within a football field of the central body,” said Bobby Braun of the Johns Hopkins Applied

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