“Avenge the dinosaurs!!”, Elon Musk tweeted to encourage DART Mission
The Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX Elon Musk is known for saying most peculiar things which are actually very smart at times. The world’s first full scale planetary defense test to protect Earth from potentially hazardous asteroids or comets is successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 spacecraft. The NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission is launched at 1:21 a.m. EST from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The spacecraft is set to collide a known asteroid which is not a threat to Earth but is getting used just for a test. The goal of the mission is to change the asteroids motion in a way that can be measured by telescopes of the aerospace firm. The method of colliding and deflecting it is called the Kinetic impact and it can prove to be a great help in future to protect earth from hazardous asteroids.
The spacecraft will intentionally redirect asteroids that can cause the catastrophic impact like the one that wiped out more than 75% of species and almost all nonavain dinosaurs more than 66 million years ago. So according to the genius billionaire, if the dinosaurs were smart enough to make such spacecraft like SpaceX did, they would have never extincted as they would have redirected the hazardous asteroid. A while ago, he also tweeted, “If only they had spaceships, they’d still be around.”
Elon Musk is always joking around with his hilarious tweets. So now, with the successful launch of the DART Mission, he claimed that his spacecraft will take the revenge from the asteroids on behalf of the dinosaurs whose species no longer exist because of asteroids. He today tweeted, “Avenge the dinosaurs!!”
He pointed towards the advanced technology of the human civilization and the fact that humans can save their planet from any potential threat witth their technology which is the reason of their survival. And he is also determined on taking humans to Mars and to make it possible he is developing various spacecrafts for transportation which dinosaurs could not which is also the reason of their extinction.