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NASA and SpaceX Launch DART to Defend the Earth Against Asteroids

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft onboard, is seen during sunrise, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. DART is the world's first full-scale planetary defense test, demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection technology. The mission was built and is managed by the Johns Hopkins APL for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office. NASA Photo by Bill Ingalls/UPI

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