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(Twitter)   Footage of NASA's DART probe hitting asteroid Dimorphos harder than subby's probe hit your mom last night   ( divider line
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845 clicks; posted to STEM » on 27 Sep 2022 at 12:17 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-09-27 12:34:24 PM  
10 votes:

SecondaryControl: Huh.  Looks cool, but there's no sound.


It was about 11 million km away at impact, the sound is going to take over a year to arrive.
2022-09-27 12:30:29 PM  
7 votes:
Huh.  Looks cool, but there's no sound.

2022-09-27 12:27:59 PM  
5 votes:

Glorious Golden Ass: RIP Bruce Willis.

He'll always have that Christmas at Nakatomi Tower.
2022-09-27 12:32:33 PM  
5 votes:

SecondaryControl: Huh.  Looks cool, but there's no sound.


Right below the initial tweet someone added sound
2022-09-27 1:01:36 PM  
5 votes:
Oh sure, NASA gets to spread Didymos all over the f'ing place while I have to wash my boat and gear after every time I go out on the water.
2022-09-27 1:03:39 PM  
5 votes:
How did it compare to, say, the fist of an angry god?
2022-09-27 2:16:17 PM  
3 votes:
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2022-09-27 12:53:46 PM  
1 vote:
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2022-09-27 1:07:42 PM  
1 vote:
Looks more like an asteroid running over a poor helpless satellite
2022-09-27 1:09:55 PM  
1 vote:

SecondaryControl: Huh.  Looks cool, but there's no sound.


Use the music from 'Star Trek:TOS', "The Doomsday Machine".  The part where the Constellation is flying down the planet-killer's throat.
2022-09-27 1:42:08 PM  
1 vote:

khitsicker: sid244: Is it me or is the asteroid and the DART going in the same direction and the DART just caught up to it?  Also, it looks like the DART didn't change the path of the asteroid.  Did I miss something?  It seems more like a Wile E Coyote thrust move to me.

yes. Impacting from the opposite vector would be quite a challenge. This is how most rendezvous in space work. Line up on the same orbital place and make your velocity slightly faster than the target. Though in this case it was 6km/s faster.

If KSP has taught me anything, once you match relative orbital velocities, it's surprisingly easy to set a destructive collision course.
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