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How did the asteroid impact go?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (21416points) 2 months ago

There was supposed to be a probe smacking into an asteroid close to Earth today. How did it work out?

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chyna's avatar

I don’t think it has happened yet.
Answer written 6:48 p.m. EST.

canidmajor's avatar

There are YouTube links you can follow the mission live.

rebbel's avatar

You, chyna, canid, jake, and me, are the only survivors…..

canidmajor's avatar

It impacted, right on time, right on target. It will take a while to see if the trajectory was changed.

Smashley's avatar

It went boom.

Real analysis is pending.

filmfann's avatar

They hit it dead on.
We don’t know what the impact is. That will take a few days.

Brian1946's avatar

lolli/ They messed up, and now the stroid is on a direct trajectory to North America. You colonials are such blundering buffoons! Gute Befreiung, Verlierer! /lolli

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Loli is contacting their mothership to whisk them away to safety off Earth.

RayaHope's avatar

Dammit, first a hurricane, and now THIS!! I’ll never get fixed :(

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@RayaHope You can add the negative experiences to your portfolio of “life experience”. Make lemonade out of lemons.

RayaHope's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 You are MY RAY of sunshine :)

Brian1946's avatar


Don’t worry about the asteroids.

Per NBC News: “Neither Dimorphos nor Didymos pose threats to Earth, according to NASA”.

RayaHope's avatar

@Brian1946 Thanks for that, I don’t need any more surprises :)

Smashley's avatar

Suprisingly, NASA isn’t stupid and considered whether smashing into an asteroid could change its course such that it might endanger Earth. So they picked one that wouldn’t. Rocket scientists are usually at least competent.

Pandora's avatar

Why didn’t they have another ship behind it that they could stop further away so they could observe the impact? Kind of disappointing. Yeah, the camera broke. Well, I want to know if any part of the rock broke.

Forever_Free's avatar

Poorly for the asteroid. It was just minding it’s own business.

longgone's avatar

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LadyMarissa's avatar

This is what NASA had released on the impact. The impact was successful on that specific part. It will be weeks before they will know exactly how successful the aftermath will be.

gondwanalon's avatar

Now we started asteroid warming. We’re good at warming. HA!

elbanditoroso's avatar

It was a smashing success! Enthusiasm was explosive. We had a blast!

LuckyGuy's avatar

@Pandora There was another camera taking pictures. The LICIACube is a tiny probe equipped with cameras that was ejected from the main DART probe about 2 weeks before impact.
It will take a couple of days to download all the data and get images.

Pandora's avatar

@LuckyGuy Thanks. That’s what I want to see.

eyesoreu's avatar

They obviously know a direct hit is eminently feasible within the next 50yrs or so.
Target practice, keeping their eye in.

LadyMarissa's avatar

The info I heard is that it will probably 100 years before we need to worry, but they don’t want to wait until it is barreling down on us to do target practice. I trust your 50 years estimate more than what they feel that we “need to know”!!! Regardless of which number it is, I probably won’t be here to witness it…so good luck to whoever is still here!!!

RayaHope's avatar

I’m not exactly feeling good about that 50 years guess. (gulp)

LadyMarissa's avatar

^^ STOP worrying, when I was your age the end of the world was barreling down upon us. Here it is 50 years later & the end of the world is still barreling down upon us!!! Throw this problem in the box marked “Things I can’t fix” & worry about the “things that you CAN fix!!! By the time it happens, we may very well know HOW to fix the problem…OR…it might NOT ever happen!!!

RayaHope's avatar

@LadyMarissa I’m sure in 50 years there will be another asteroid or natural disaster to worry about. I’m so glad you’re back!

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RayaHope Me too!!! I’m sure that in 50 years that there will be a LOT bigger issues than asteroids because climate change will be a HUGE problem!!!

elbanditoroso's avatar

Look at the bright side. In 50 years, Putin may have nuked most of the Northern hemisphere, and we’ll be worry about global cooling from radioactive fallout, instead of the consequences of global warming.

Asteroids will be the least of our problems.

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