@ircon96 It’s an illustration, not an engineering blueprint. Ignoring the clickbait headline and “destroying” hype, it conveys the mission.
Asteroid B orbits Asteroid A. Slam a spacecraft into Asteroid B and measure what changes, if any, are there in the orbits. A basic Newtonian physics experiment.
It’s called “science”. Something TFG knows nothing of. The point is to have empirical evidence this theory has a chance of providing a working solution if we do encounter a LTE (Life Terminating Event) asteroid along the lines of the future documentary “Armageddon”.
@mike808 Yeah, I’m acquainted with the basics of the project, I was referring more to the typos (“Didynos” ) & the fact that the moonlet was given its own name (Dimorphos) more than 2 years ago when they decided it would be the target of the mission. My joke (hence the laughy face) was mostly aimed at TFG’s aggressive ignorance of anything science-related (or even fact-adjacent, for that matter).
@ircon96@mike808 Didn’t get it so I had to look up “TFG” – oh, yeah, that guy… Is he still around? Currently watching science-denier DeSantosLand getting a lesson from the bad Mother (Mother Nature is getting all heated about our willful ignorance)
@pmarin YW. I’m using FF on my desktop and moving to Brave on Android, so I have to remember that it still exists. And when something is only on those platforms, I try to make it easier for everyone else to get … public information.