Space telescopes capture asteroid slam with striking clarity

By Blogtecho,com

NASA on Thursday released pictures of the dramatic event taken by the Hubble and Webb space telescopes.

A few hours later, SpaceX joined NASA in announcing that they're studying the feasibility of sending a private mission

to Hubble, potentially led by a billionaire, to raise the aging telescope's orbit and extend its life.

Telescopes on all seven continents watched as NASA’s Dart spacecraft slammed Monday into the harmless space rock,

7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth, in hopes of altering its orbit

Scientists won't know the precise change until November; the demo  results are expected to instill confidence in using the technique if a  killer asteroid heads our way one day.

“This is an unprecedented view of an unprecedented event,” Johns Hopkins  University planetary astronomer and mission leader Andy Rivkin said in a  statement.