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NASA launches DART probe on a head-on collision course with an asteroid

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An illustration of the DART spacecraft firing its NEXT-C ion engine. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL
NASA launched a spacecraft early Wednesday on a journey to slam into a stadium-sized asteroid .
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test aims to nudge the space rock into a new orbit.
If DART works, NASA could someday use this method to push dangerous asteroids away from Earth .
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life and soared through the dark California skies early Wednesday, carrying a small probe that could teach NASA how to save Earth from dangerous asteroids. NASA isn't aware of any asteroids...
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