NASA hits a spacecraft with an asteroid

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Yesterday, a NASA spacecraft deliberately collided with an asteroid in an attempt to divert its course, in an unprecedented test aimed at teaching humanity how to prevent cosmic bodies from destroying life on Earth. The spacecraft, slightly smaller than the size of a car, collided with the asteroid at a speed of more than 20,000 kilometers per hour. Minutes before the spacecraft collided with the asteroid Demorphos, which is 11 million kilometers from Earth, the image of the object began to get bigger and bigger as the spacecraft approached it. In a live transmission, the cameras on the spacecraft transmitted stunning images of the astronomical body that showed every detail of Demorphos, including its gray surface and the small pebbles covering it. The moment the vehicle hit the asteroid and crashed into it, the transmission of images stopped.

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