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Asteroid-deflecting spacecraft darts off to hunt down Dimorphos

In a bid to save humanity from the dinosaurs’ fate, Nasa launched the craft as a test to stave off potential disasters

World Asteroid-deflecting spacecraft darts off to hunt down Dimorphos In a bid to save humanity from the dinosaurs’ fate, Nasa launched the craft as a test to stave off potential disasters 24 November 2021 - 19:18 A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to succeed was launched late on Tuesday from California on a Nasa mission to demonstrate the world’s first planetary defence system, designed to deflect an asteroid from a potential doomsday collision with Earth.World ‘He will now rest in peace’: Ahmaud Arbery’s killers found guilty World Eye on the world — November 26 2021 World Latest Videos 'We will bury the ANC': Malema explains backing the DA to 'eliminate' ANC 'We lost everything' - George residents mop up after devastating floodsRelated articles How big tech is downgrading space to junk status and putting lives at risk World Is Earth really safe from killer asteroids?Opinion & Analysis Latest astronaut crew of 4 welcomed aboard International Space Station Sci-Tech WATCH | NASA to intentionally crash spacecraft into asteroid Sci-Tech Most read Nigeria plans R92bn in cash handouts to replace fuel subsidies World ‘Bigger than business’: China’s challengers are getting bolder World Boris fires asylum salvo across Channel: France not doing enough to halt .

21am in SA) from Vandenberg US Space Force Base, about 240km northwest of Los Angeles, carried aboard a SpaceX-owned Falcon 9 rocket.21pm Pacific time on Tuesday (8.

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