This is only a drill people!! Nasa will crash a spacecraft into Asteroid Today according to NBC News.
Today’s the day that stuff of fiction and movies could become a real thing. NASA is set to purposely crash a spacecraft into an asteroid. The so-called “Double Asteroid Redirection Test” or “DART” will test whether it’s possible to deflect a space rock on a collision course with Earth.
The over 500-foot asteroid known as Dimorphos poses no threat to the planet. Although scientists are eager to see if their probe will alter its nearly 12-hour orbit around larger asteroid Didymos.
The DART spacecraft is scheduled to smash into the space rock at a staggering 15-thousand miles per hour at 7:14pm. But you won’t see anything up in the sky – as this will be happening about 6.5-million miles away from earth. The collision will air live on NASA TV.
Since, NASA’s announcement that they are launching a one-way mission to see if it’s possible to change the direction of an asteroid. Twitter has almost unanimously thought up of a better solution — Bruce Willis.
While NASA has not already launched its first mission to test its asteroid-deflecting technology. Bruce Willis already did the job in 1998’s Armageddon. When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), He agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew.