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Attempt to change the path of asteroid has been successful by NASA - Asiana Times

The DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) took place some 11 million km from Earth. NASA’s Dart programme scientist, Dr Tom Statler, also had a word of caution about drawing too many conclusions from the experiment. Scientists have now confirmed that the orbit of a 160m-wide (520 ft) space rock known as Dimorphos was altered when the Dart probe struck it head on last month.