An artist's impression of the Didymos binary system – the smaller asteroid, Didymoon, is roughly the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza

ESA has awarded €129.4 million of funding to the planetary defense mission Hera, which will observe the results of humanity’s first attempt to intentionally alter the orbit of a solar system asteroid. The mission could be the fist step along the road to creating a defense strategy to guard the Earth against future asteroid impacts.

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