Europe, together with Belgium, participates in a primary check of protection in opposition to asteroids

Europe, together with Belgium, participates in a primary check of protection in opposition to asteroids

Europe is participating in a NASA mission (the federal company answerable for the American house program) to defend in opposition to asteroids threatening our planet, the European Area Company (ESA) introduced Thursday throughout a videoconference. Belgium can also be participating within the venture.

The mission, known as “DART” (for “Double Asteroid Redirection Check”), should look at whether or not an area car is able to deflecting an asteroid sufficiently by crashing on its floor in order that it now not poses a risk to Earth. The 620 kg machine, launched into house in November 2021, is because of collide at 3:14 a.m. (HB) on Monday with the asteroid Dimorphos, which measures 160 meters, 11 million kilometers from us. Dimorphos is a “moon” of the bigger asteroid Didymos. This technique was found in 1996 and poses no risk to Earth. By comparability, DART and its two optical cameras are not any larger than a shoebox. The impact of this collision is not going to be recognized instantly, warns the ESA. For this mission, the European company is making its “Estrack” house monitoring system out there. For its half, a analysis group from the Royal Observatory of Belgium will take part within the processing of the information delivered by DART, which ought to particularly be used to higher perceive the interior composition of asteroids. (Belga)

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