Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is NASA's planetary defence mission
Aimed at testing the impact of a spacecraft to deviate any dangerous asteroid reaching Earth
Launch Date: 24th November, 2021 Impact Date: 26th September, 2022
Target: Binary asteroid system 'Didymos'
The $344 million spacecraft hits the moon-like asteroid Dimorphos orbiting Didymos on 26th Sept'22
The aim is to tweak the orbit of Dimorphos by the impact of a potential hit
The mission's results could depict if we can defend Earth from any lethal asteroid in future
Telescopes from around the world are tracking the spacecraft's moves