Asteroid Smashing Looks Like Nothing You Ever Imagined

Scott Manley
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NASA's Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) mission finished yesterday in a spectacular crash into the Asteroid Dimorphos

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Scott: "Fly Safe"
i love how DART said "THIS IS FOR THE DINOSAURS" before he died. DART was a great soldier.
as a more casual fan of space missions my first thought when you mentioned that they were crashing the cubesat into it was "isn't that gonna change it's orbit?" only to realize later on in the video that yes, it will because that was the whole point of the mission! so cool!
Hobo Sullivan
I find fluid dynamics in near-vacuum (for example, the DART impact, the Starfish Prime test, and high-altitude rocket plumes) eerily beautiful.
Jeff Gann
I have never been disappointed or bored with your videos. This one maintains your perfect score Scott!
Really nice work on putting together information from multiple sites and streams. Its quite incredible to watch.
Andreas Vox
One conclusion is obvious already: Dimorphos doesn't have an Impactor Defense System.
George Dreisch
The plume seems to indicate the impact rang it pretty good. The plume being on one half says a lot about the shock wave propagation and it’s structure.
awnx ruyv
For some reason I hadn't realized they were aiming at the tiny moon so it was amazing to watch it fly past the big asteroid and watch the big asteroid leave the frame.
Twisted Movies
I can always count on a Scott Manley video being right at the top when I need to know something about anything that just happened!!
To think this all started when Andy Cheng had a 'light-bulb moment' when exercising one morning (chief scientist for planetary defense at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland). From thought to conception and a very successful one at that. Andy must be feeling very proud of the team that helped design a test that could potentially save the planet in the distant future. I hope it's a very distant future too. Looking forward to the results of the test in the next few weeks. Thanks Scott for the extra pictures.
After watching the live coverage I was eager to see your synopsis with additional imagery. As always, you did not disappoint. Thank you!
Tim Hahn
I worked the alignment team on DART doing all the pre/post metrology for the environmental testing. This one is definitely going on my resume.
Harry "Nic" Nicholas
i worked on simulations for the ESA soho project when it launched, i also did a ton of animations around the oort cloud comets, various earth bound telescopes and (this was the late 80's) even visuals of colonising asteroids, not to mention i did a number of animations for the 1999/2000 BBC series "the planets". i've actually lost count of the number of times i've built a model of the solar system - so i've had to do a lot of visualisation. this is how i would imagine a small "moon" starting it's very early life, little pieces of rock just pulled together, not enough gravity at this point to crush anything, just enough gravity to squash the rocks compacting. fantastic bit of imagery and thanks for rehashing the frames!
Skank or You Can Call Me Maurice
I watched this on the NASA live feed. Very cool! I was quite surprised to see the boulders like that, I was expecting to see some rocks covered in dust like a layer of gray snow on everything. This looked like a usual landscape on earth when doing some desert-hiking, amazing.
Neil Hopwood
I've been dying for an overview of this mission, and this is more than explained it. But WOW those images were so striking! Figuratively and literally. Incredible. My grandad would never believe it.
Literally Shitler
I was excited for this mission when it was announced and like many others, waited patiently for it's journey these past several months.
badri nair
Thank you for such a detailed coverage . the cube stats did an amazing job as well.
Sandeep Jangra
Thank you for not clickbaiting and showing the actual footage. This was amazing.
Jane McGann
Thank you Scott for taking the time to explain space stuff in simple but not condescending language. It’s very appreciated.
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