NASA’s the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission,
Launched on November 23, 2021, Designed to test method of deflecting an asteroid,
Successfully slammed an asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, 2022.
The collision expected to change the asteroid’s orbit.
This is first time when mankind has altered the path of a celestial body,
And a demonstration of a technology meant for planetary defence.
A major feat of the mankind in the endeavors to protect the home planet from the any plausible threats coming from the outside,
However, the bigger challenge remains to save the home planet from the mankind itself.