NASA to hurl aircraft into space to smash asteroid at 23,000km an hour and save Earth
The £240million mission is expected to take place in September as new technology is being developed to hurl
The DART mission, which is short for a double asteroid redirection test, was developed by Andy Cheng, chief scientist
New technology is being developed to hurl a half-tonne spacecraft into an asteroid called Dimorphos
none of the roughly 27,000 “near-Earth objects” identified is thought to carry a significant risk to our planet
The main DART craft launched into space last November.
"DART is the first-ever mission dedicated to investigating and demonstrating one method of asteroid
Nasa warned about a giant space rock that is 3.5million miles away from our planet heading in our direction