Artist's concept of DART approaching target

NASA has launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission to demonstrate a possible way to deflect asteroids that could pose a threat to the Earth sometime in the future. Today at 1:21 am EST (06:21 GMT), the robotic probe lifted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

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