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NASA crashes spacecraft into asteroid–a test of planetary defense.

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A ‘very impressive’ feat

A ‘very impressive’ feat

University of Hawaii astronomers observed with keen interest as a small, unmanned NASA spacecraft purposely crashed into an asteroid in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer space rock menaces Earth.



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