Successful collision: for the first time NASA collides with an asteroid to test its planetary defensive capacity

On a historic day for the relationship between humanity and space, for the first time the National Aeronautics and Space Administration –NASA for its acronym in English- tests its planetary defensive strategy and manages to hit a near-Earth asteroid.

This Monday and as a test, the US space agency successfully collided at 20:16 Chilean hours with the rocky celestial body Dimorphos close to Earth with a probe the size of a washing machine.