Earth has a long history of asteroid and meteor impacts. The vast majority of objects burn up in Earth’s atmosphere however larger objects make their way to the planet surface with sometimes devastating consequences. It has long been discussed that earth is in need of a planetary defense system to address these larger objects. NASA has been working on this problem and recently delayed the launch of the system. This particular mission is known as DART or Double Asteroid’s Redirection’s Test and Plans to Crash Spacecraft into the Didymos asteroid system in 2022 and you can learn more about this interesting project HERE.