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Images

DART Impact Infographic Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Impact Infographic

Infographic showing the effect of DART's impact on the orbit of Didymos B

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

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Planetary Defense Credit: NASA

Planetary Defense

DART is one part of NASA's larger planetary defense efforts.

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Illustration of the DART Spacecraft Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

Illustration of the DART Spacecraft

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DART Mission Concept Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Mission Concept

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DART Mission Concept (no logos) Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Mission Concept (no logos)

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DART Illustration Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Illustration

Illustration of DART, from behind the NEXT–C ion engine

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Infographic of DART and Didymos Sizes Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

Infographic of DART and Didymos Sizes

Infographic showing the sizes of the two asteroids in the Didymos system relative to some objects on Earth

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

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Illustration of the DART Spacecraft Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

Illustration of the DART Spacecraft

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DART Collision 2 Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Collision 2

Illustration of DART on course to impact Didymos B, viewed from the side of Didymos B

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DART Collision 1 Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL

DART Collision 1

Illustration of DART on course to impact Didymos B, viewed from behind the DART spacecraft

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NEXT–C Ion Engine Firing Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center/Aerojet Rocketdyne/NEXT–C

NEXT–C Ion Engine Firing

NEXT–C ion engine firing during testing at Aerospace Corporation in September 2017.

Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center/Aerojet Rocketdyne/NEXT–C

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NEXT–C Ion Engine Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center/Aerojet Rocketdyne/NEXT–C

NEXT–C Ion Engine

NEXT–C ion engine during ground testing at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Credit: NASA Glenn Research Center/Aerojet Rocketdyne/NEXT–C

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The Discovery Channel Telescope Site in Arizona Credit: Lowell Observatory

The Discovery Channel Telescope Site in Arizona

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The Discovery Channel Telescope Credit: Lowell Observatory

The Discovery Channel Telescope

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The Discovery Channel Telescope Credit: Lowell Observatory

The Discovery Channel Telescope

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DART Unboxed 1 Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

DART Unboxed 1

DART's mechanical engineering team (from left): Amber Dubill, John Schellhase, Kurt Gantz, Neal Bachtell, Shelly Conkey, Katherine Scherck, Chip Delmar, Betsy Congdon, Doug Ramsay, Lisa Wu, and Juan Morales

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DART Unboxed 2 Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

DART Unboxed 2

DART's primary structure arrived from Alliance Space Systems in California. The APL mechanical engineering team prepared to carefully unbox what is essentially the body of the spacecraft, an aluminum honeycomb structure measuring about 6.5 feet on each side.

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DART Unboxed 3 Credit: Johns Hopkins APL

DART Unboxed 3

After removing paneling, the team surveyed the DART primary structure before preparing it for testing.

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Videos

Overview of the DART Mission
Produced December 2018

Downloads: Full Video (224 MB) | Mission Overview (118 MB) | Engineering (106 MB)

DART Animation 1

Downloads: MOV (75.5 MB) | MP4 (14.2 MB)

DART Animation 2

Downloads: MP4 (15 MB)

Image and video credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, unless otherwise noted