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Artist Illustration by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Don’t look up now, but NASA’s upcoming DART mission is about to change planetary defense forever by proving that it’s possible to deflect a world-ending asteroid away from the Earth.

On September 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft will crash into the asteroid Dimorphos, attempting to alter the object’s trajectory around a larger asteroid called Didymos.

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With plans to launch the world's highest resolution earth imaging satellite, Pixxel emerged from stealth mode on Wednesday.

The constellation — once deployed — will give 24-hour global coverage to generate data that could be used by agriculture companies and governments to monitor environmental conditions on Earth.

"We are very excited to finally speak about what we are building at Pixxel," said co-founder and CEO Awais Ahmed in a statement. "This enables us to capture some of the richest imagery that's ever been beamed down to earth."

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