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https://medium.com/p/1720c2bd9232: Live-Blog Event: The Astonishing Simplicity Of Everything
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7 Oct 2015, 00:49 UTC
tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6762481015010870446.post-1423431459194808367: NASA and ESA Team Up for World Saving Space Mission
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6 Oct 2015, 23:27 UTC <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S1YWyppc9CU/VhRT0YNZmOI/AAAAAAAAxQA/cDSdyDj4vI0/s1600/AIM_watches_impact.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="AIM watches impact. Credit: ESA - ScienceOffice.org" border="0" height="322" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S1YWyppc9CU/VhRT0YNZmOI/AAAAAAAAxQA/cDSdyDj4vI0/s640/AIM_watches_impact.jpg" title="AIM watches impact. Credit: ESA - ScienceOffice.org" width="640" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: Helvetica Neue, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="text-align: justify;">NASA joins forces with its European counterpart ESA to build a probe for asteroid deflection test. The Asteroid Impact &amp; Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission will test our ability to perform a spacecraft impact on a potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroid. The target chosen by scientists, nicknamed "Didymoon", is the natural satellite orbiting the asteroid Didymos.<a name="more"></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">AIDA is made up of two "sub-missions": the ESA-led Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) and NASA-led Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). DART will impact with Didymoon and AIM will assess the mission's effectiveness in diverting the moon's orbit around Didymos.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">“AIDA will help us gain important knowledge regarding [asteroid] hazard mitigation,” Patrick Michel of the Côte d'Azur Observatory (OCA), the lead of the AIM Investigation Team, told <a href="http://www.astrowatch.net/">astrowatch.net</a>.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">“Once we validate our understanding of the impact physics and the kinetic impactor techniques, we can design the next kinetic impactor with a more reliable way,” he ...
http://www.planetary.org/system/rss/www.planetary.org-669027671: Mars Orbiter Mission update: A year at Mars
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6 Oct 2015, 23:16 UTC

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