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DART asteroid crash: What time will NASA probe hit Dimorphos on Sept. 26?

A NASA spacecraft will soon make history when it crashes into an asteroid in the world’s first planetary defense test. 

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART asteroid mission, will slam a spacecraft into the tiny moon of the asteroid Didymos on Monday, Sept. 26, with the impact set at 7:14 p.m. EDT (2314 GMT). If all goes well, the spacecraft will hit the moonlet, called Dimorphos, and snap images until the moment of impact. You’ll be able to see those images live in real time. Read on for a handy guide on when it will all happen. 


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