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A crashed spacecraft normally calls for mourning, not celebration, but this one could potentially save the world. NASA officials at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland cheered yesterday as they watched a live feed of their Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft smashing into a faraway asteroid. The planned collision was the ship’s explosive conclusion and 10 months in the making. The crash was not just a spectacle for fun, but a scientific experiment practically emulating the plot of the Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon. Scientists have been monitoring the orbit of the football stadium-sized Dimorphos asteroid 11 million […]

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