65803 Didymos

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65803 Didymos is a 750-m wide near-Earth asteroid belonging to the Apollo group. Discovered in 1996, it has a small moon about 160 m in diameter, named Dimorphos, which is targeted by NASA's Double Asteroid Redirect Test (DART) mission to test planetary defense methods in September 2022.

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The orbit of its moon, Dimorphos, before and after the DART impact, 2022-Sept-26.

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