NASA is about to try changing the direction of an asteroid

DART spacecraft set to hit Dimorphos surface on September 26.

This illustration is of the DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube prior to impact at the Didymos binary system. DART is the agency’s first planetary defense test mission and the target asteroid is not a threat to Earth. Image Credits: NASA / Johns Hopkins / APL / Steve Gribben