Dimorphos

Didymos I Dimorphos is a minor-planet moon of the near-Earth asteroid 65803 Didymos, with which it forms a binary system. It has a diameter of 170 meters and has been characterised as a low-density rubble pile. Discovered in 2003 at the Ondřejov Observatory, Dimorphos was the target of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, a NASA space mission that deliberately collided a spacecraft with the moon in September 2022 to alter its orbit around Didymos. The ESA mission Hera is planned to arrive at the Didymos system in 2026 to further study the effects of the collision on the moon.

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How did Dimorphos Form?

What Kind of an Impact did DART Have on Dimorphos? The Science Results are Here

The Smallest Radar Ever Sent to Space Will Probe the Interior of Dimorphos After its Impact From DART

NASA's DART asteroid crash: What scientists have learned about Dimorphos so far

NASA's DART asteroid crash: What scientists have learned about Dimorphos so far

Asteroid Moonlet Dimorphos Develops Two Tails after DART Impact

Surprise! The Dimorphos' second tail emerged (Credit: NASA's HST)

DART’s Impact Altered Orbit of Dimorphos, NASA Says

NASA's DART hit the asteroid Dimorphos two weeks ago at 14,000 mph hoping to change its orbit around Didymos. It was a smashing success. Humanity is capable of changing the trajectory of small asteroids.

DART successfully changed the orbit of Dimorphos, decreasing its orbital period by 32-mins

DART impact gave asteroid Dimorphos a debris tail thousands of miles long

Astronomers Spot Huge Trail of Debris from DART Collision with Dimorphos

DART impact gave asteroid Dimorphos a debris tail thousands of miles long (stunning photo)

LICIACube Sends Home Images of the DART Impact and the Damage to Dimorphos

After Getting Slammed by DART, Asteroid Dimorphos has Grown a Tail

Immense Trail of Debris From DART Collision With Asteroid Dimorphos Captured by SOAR Telescope

A Single High-Resolution Image of Dimorphos Stacked From DART’s Final Images

Asteroid-smash aftermath: Why Europe is sending a probe to DART-battered Dimorphos

Watch a Nicely Stabilized Video of DART Flying Past Didymos and Slamming Into Dimorphos

NASA's DART asteroid impact won't make Dimorphos hit Earth — but here's what would happen if it did