Today, Elon Musk shared a hilarious meme on Twitter, showing NASA slapping an Asteroid with DART. The meme is based on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards 2022, wooowy snowy… that was disturbing.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2022
Moving on, NASA confirmed that the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) had been flying for 10 months in space and successfully made a collision with an asteroid on Monday in the first attempt.
According to NASA, the impact was noted at 7:14 PM EDT at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, U.S.A.
Aside of that, the Meme is quite refreshing and Elon has showcased how to be the savior of the earth through a funny note.
Some DART specs:
These systems guided the 1,260-pound (570-kilogram) box-shaped spacecraft through the final 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers) of space into Dimorphos, intentionally crashing into it at roughly 14,000 miles (22,530 kilometers) per hour to slightly slow the asteroid’s orbital speed. DRACO’s final images, obtained by the spacecraft seconds before impact, revealed the surface of Dimorphos in close-up detail.
Check the full press release on NASA’s official website (link).