NASA's Successful DART Mission Leaves Behind A Stunning Sight
What happens to an asteroid following an impact, and what other missions may do to attain these goals (perhaps in pursuit of a doomsday defence).
The debris trail that Dimorphos has been emitting ever since the hit is the most noticeable aftereffect.
The hit from NASA's DART satellite caused an orbital adjustment and a pressure change, resulting in this bright tail.
This bright tail was recorded by the SOAR telescope in Chile after being caused by the collision between the DART satellite and the spacecraft. This collision caused an orbital shift and a pressure variation.
The Hera project will send a spacecraft to explore Dimorphos up close.
Taking into consideration the absence of gravity and other space-specific factors might be challenging.