Reasons behind NASA's purposeful collision of a spacecraft with an asteroid.

The collision served as both a technological display and an experiment to determine whether such movements might be possible in the future, if necessary.

Reasons behind NASA's purposeful collision of a spacecraft with an asteroid.

This is used in science fiction and future-focused films. A fast-moving asteroid that is headed for Earth has the potential to wipe out all life as we know it. Additionally, humans are able to carry out a last-minute strategy to change the asteroid's course and escape collision (primarily the United States as a nation).

NASA first performed this performance on Tuesday morning (04:46 India time). There was no possibility of a collision because the asteroid in issue was not moving toward the planet. NASA was able to allow a spacecraft it launched last year to collide with a minor asteroid that was 11 million kilometres from Earth and orbit the Sun. By doing this, it hopes to alter the asteroid's orbit. It won't be known how successful it was until measurements have been taken.