Crash with an asteroid: NASA could ensure that the first artificial meteorite rain

This is a report of the "Planetary Science Journal". Accordingly, the so-called "Double Asteroid Redirection Test" - Mission, short, "DART was planned", f

Crash with an asteroid: NASA could ensure that the first artificial meteorite rain

This is a report of the "Planetary Science Journal". Accordingly, the so-called "Double Asteroid Redirection Test" - Mission, short, "DART was planned", for the September 2022. The objective of this Mission: to change The trajectory of potentially hazardous asteroids so that the earth may be protected from an impact.

collision could be for a high amount of debris to ensure

parts target a erdnahes asteroid was about to get caught in Didymos, Pair, of which the sun circles. The approximately 1,100-pound "DART"spacecraft, NASA wanted to meet the smaller, 163-metre-long asteroid Didymoon and its trajectory to four minutes to move. But in the collision it could also come to an artificially produced meteorite rain.

"Doing quite a lot of Material is discarded," said Paul Wiegert, author of the report and a Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Between 22,000 and 220,000 pounds of debris, with a diameter of about one centimeter. With a speed of 3,000 kilometers per hour, this debris would then follow the larger asteroids. Some parts, however, could reach the earth, about 15 to 30 days after the collision.

Manageable risk of giving way to important discoveries

it should be "few-to-ten" meteorites, so only a few grams. No danger for our planet, and still could arise as a result of findings on the nature of the heavenly bodies. "If you burn out, you light," said researcher Audrey Bouvier of the University of Bayreuth. Depending on the color whether it is possible for an item to assign.

Also for the other satellite in orbit there is no danger of collision with various debris. Important is the knowledge about how the human being could also intervene in the space. "It is the First of a possibly high number of meteor showers that we are creating in the solar system, and could be a danger," said Wiegert finally.

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Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 08:27

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