The role Arizonans had in NASA's historic DART launch

Northern Arizona University was involved in the project and closely watched as the spacecraft hit the asteroid. "I've been waiting for this for a long time, so I'm just … whew!" said Dr. Cristina Thomas with NAU. Thomas leads the observations working group for NASA's mission. She was at the launch of the spacecraft in November 2021 and says telescopes on every continent are observing every second.

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