NASA spacecraft will slam into asteroid in first planetary-defence test.

@article{Witze2021NASASW,
  title={NASA spacecraft will slam into asteroid in first planetary-defence test.},
  author={Alexandra Witze},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2021}
}
  • A. Witze
  • Published 19 November 2021
  • Medicine
  • Nature

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