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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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Photo by Aldebaran S on Unsplash

Starburst Ventures, the venture capital arm of space accelerator operator Starburst Aerospace, opened a new fund today to invest in startups looking to conquer the final frontier.

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Courtesy of Morpheus Space

Morpheus Space, a Downtown Los Angeles startup that makes electric propulsion systems and software to aid small satellite launchers in managing their vast constellations of devices in space, raised $28 million in Series A funding to expand its operations to Europe and expand manufacturing Sept. 14.

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