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Looking Skyward: Latest NASA mission makes sci-fi stories real

NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
This illustration depicts NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft prior to impact at the Didymos binary asteroid system.

In NASA's latest mission, known as DART, a spacecraft hit an asteroid. On purpose. CAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the implications of the successful effort.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.