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ESA Mission “Hera” to Explore Impact of Asteroid Collision

ESA mission hera asteroidThe European Space Agency’s new mission, called “Hera” after the Greek goddess and consort of Zeus, will probe the impact of asteroids. Credit: European Space AgencyESOC flickr/CC BY-SA 3.0 igo

Much like NASA’s upcoming DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, mission, to change the course of a heavenly body to see if it might be possible to protect the Earth from an asteroid collision, the European Space Agency’s “Hera” mission will check stats on how the earlier effort impacted the space rock.

At 1:20 AM EST on Wednesday, November 24, NASA will launch a  spacecraft from the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket in order that it can do its worst when it meets up with the asteroid on October 2, 2022.

There is no known threat at this time, but NASA wants to test their technology’s preparedness for the potential event that an asteroid seriously threatens the Earth. The preview briefing earlier this month featured members of DART’s team answering questions from the general public on its launch and mission.

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