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Can Humans Deflect an Asteroid?

Clip: Season 48 | 6m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

NASA is launching a new spacecraft mission, DART, which will test scientists' ability to deflect asteroids at risk of colliding with Earth.

Aired: 06/28/21

Rating: NR

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