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NASA Study: Asteroid’s Orbit, Shape Changed After DART Impact
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After NASA’s historic Double Asteroid Redirection Test, a JPL-led study has shown that the shape of asteroid Dimorphos has changed…

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DART Team Earns Smithsonian Michael Collins Trophy for Successful Planetary Defense Test Mission
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NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be honored with the 2024 Michael Collins Trophy for Current Achievement. For its…

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NASA Employees Win Top Federal Award for Asteroid Deflection Mission
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NASA’s Brian Key and Scott Bellamy accepted the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal on behalf of a mission…

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Double Asteroid Redirection Test Post-Impact Image Gallery
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After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration…

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From Impact to Innovation: A Year of Science and Triumph for Historic DART Mission
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From Impact to Innovation: A Year of Science and Triumph for Historic DART Mission

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Hubble Sees Boulders Escaping from Asteroid Dimorphos
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The popular 1954 rock song “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” could be the theme music for the Hubble Space Telescope‘s latest…

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DART Mission Recognized with New AIAA Award for Aerospace Excellence
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NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test​ (DART) was recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) with the organization's…

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Webb, DART Missions Win AIAA 2023 Premier Awards
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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) honored NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)…

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Johns Hopkins APL’s DART Lead Ed Reynolds Named One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
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Ed Reynolds, a program manager in the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland,…

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DART Team Earns National Space Club and Foundation Aerospace Award
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In recognition of its successful completion of the world’s first planetary defense test mission, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)…

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DART Data Validates Kinetic Impact as Planetary Defense Method
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Since NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) successfully impacted its target nearly five months ago, on Sept. 26 – altering the orbit…

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NASA Earns Top Honor in Space for Fast Company’s Most Innovative List
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Adding to a growing list of agency recognitions for its accomplishments in exploration for the benefit of all, NASA ranked…

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NASA’s DART Data Validates Kinetic Impact as Planetary Defense Method
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NASA’s DART Data Validates Kinetic Impact as Planetary Defense Method

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Hubble Captures Movie of DART Asteroid Impact Debris
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Like a sports photographer at an auto-racing event, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a series of photos of asteroid Dimorphos…

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NASA’s DART Mission Receives Space Foundation Achievement Award
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Editor’s Note: This feature was updated Feb. 8 to include a quote from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. NASA’s Double…

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NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Top 22 of ’22
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Here is a look back at 2022’s most significant events at America’s multiuser spaceport: FEBRUARY Launch Control Center Renamed for Famed…

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Imagery of Early Results from NASA’s DART Mission
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Since NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft intentionally slammed into the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Sept. 26 – altering its…

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NASA’s Big 2022: Historic Moon Mission, Webb Telescope Images, More
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2022 is one for the history books as NASA caps off another astronomical year. NASA launched its mega Moon rocket…

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NASA’s Hubble Spots Twin Tails in New Image After DART Impact
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Two tails of dust ejected from the Didymos-Dimorphos asteroid system are seen in new images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope,…

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NASA DART Imagery Shows Changed Orbit of Target Asteroid
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Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the…

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Webb, Hubble Capture Detailed Views of DART Impact
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Two of NASA’s Great Observatories, the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, have captured views of a…

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Webb, Hubble Capture Detailed Views of DART Impact
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Two of NASA’s Great Observatories, the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, have captured views of a…

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DART’s Final Images Prior to Impact
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After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration…

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