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1) NASA Launches Defense Mission Against Asteroid
The Topline: NASA recently announced it’s launching a historic defensive mission which could have huge implications for the safety of the planet.
Quote Of The Day: “We’re going to make sure that a rock from space doesn’t send us back to the Stone Age.”
– Thomas Statler, NASA scientist
This week, NASA announced a mission called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). They’re going to be launching a spacecraft to hit an asteroid. They want to test what they say is a method of “planetary defense,” to see if they can change the path