I'm not sure how they plan to show up a crash in space of a NASA rocket and an asteroid but I'm up for watching. I guess they'll use the Hubble. Hope we get to see!
DART will target Dismorphos, an asteroid moonlet circling a larger asteroid, Didymos, in an effort to see if the agency is capable of one day pushing out potentially dangerous asteroids from colliding with the Earth if the scenario presents itself.
"It's quite frankly the first time that we are able to demonstrate that we have not only the knowledge of the hazards posed by these asteroids and comets that are left over from the formation of the solar system, but also have the technology that we could deflect one from a course inbound to impact the Earth," Lindley Johnson, planetary defense officer at NASA, said during a press conference last week via Axios.com.
Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos pose a threat to the Earth ahead of the DART mission.
NASA TV will live stream the collision, which is expected to take place at around 7:15 p.m. ET. Here's the video link below!