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Consequences of an asteroid crash: why Europe is sending a probe to Dimorphos, beaten by the DART

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Hera mission will arrive at the binary asteroid system Didymos more than four years after NASA’s DART probe slammed into one of its two space rocks. By then, all of the dust generated from the experimental collision will have settled, allowing Hera and her two companion cubesats to turn the …

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