NASA’s Dart mission will become the time of asteroid, Elon Musk said – ‘avenge the dinosaurs’

WashingtonAmerican space agency NASA sent its Dart mission to space on Wednesday. The objective of this mission is to investigate whether a strike can change the direction of the asteroid. Appreciating the US space agency, SpaceX founder Elon Musk made a tweet on Thursday. His tweet contained a reference to a horrific event that happened some 65 million years ago. The American businessman wrote in his tweet, ‘Avenge the dinosaur.’ Actually Musk was referring to the devastating event that happened centuries ago, in which an asteroid collided with the Earth and the dinosaur species became extinct. Musk’s tweet was well received by his fans and followers on Twitter. A user agreed with Musk and wrote, ‘Dinosaur names’.

SpaceX becomes part of Dart missionA fellow businessman Charlie Kindle wrote in his comment, ‘If a person is capable of stopping something bad but is not stopping it, then it is negligence. If a species is able to stop the destruction of an asteroid but does nothing, is that species reckless? I think about this often. Musk’s SpaceX was also part of the Dart mission. The 610-kg Dart spacecraft took off on Wednesday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Dart’s Target A Pair of AsteroidsDart’s target is a deadly pair of asteroids including a 163-metre Moonlet asteroid called Dimorphos which orbits a larger 780-metre asteroid called Didymos. The spacecraft will collide in Dimorphos when it is at its closest, about 6.8 million miles away, sometime between September 26 and October 1, 2022.


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