NASA's DART spacecraft successfully crashed into the Dimorphos asteroid at 7:14pm ET (00:14 BST). The final moments were captured by the spacecraft's DRACO on-board camera while it was travelling at 14,000 miles per hour (left). The collision sparked applause and hugs among the ground team at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland (top right). This is humans' first attempt at a planetary defense test, designed to assess whether the technique could be used to save our planet from catastrophic collision with a space rock in the future. The results of the mission will not be known for at least another two months, but NASA expected the impact to have carved out a crater, hurled streams of rocks and dirt into space and, most importantly, altered the asteroid's orbit.
Asteroid collision spotted from EARTH: Incredible videos from observatories in South Africa and Hawaii capture the moment NASA's DART spacecraft smashes into Dimorphos from 6.8 million miles away
Videos posted to social media already show last night's historic impact event captured by telescopes in Hawaii and South Africa. DART was launched from California last November and finally completed its 10-month journey when it hit the asteroid Dimorphos at 00:14 BST Tuesday.
'I'd buy it a steak dinner' is humorous but 'how are you such an hourglass' lacks inspiration: Experts reveal why Adam Levine's flirty DMs are seen as 'cringe' - but that his lack of subtlety could have worked in his favour
By now, it will have been difficult to avoid the screenshots of Adam Levine's flirty messages that he sent to his fans - and the resulting memes. The Maroon 5 frontman is married to model Behati Prinsloo, who he has two children with and is currently pregnant with their third. But, over the last week, five women have come forward accusing Levine of sending them explicit messages while wed. While many social media users have expressed sympathy for the rock star's pregnant wife, they couldn't help but poke fun at the 'leaked' messages. These include 'I may need to see the booty' and offering to buy one woman's 'a**' 'a steak dinner and whisper sweet nothings into it'. However, it is unlikely that Levine intended for this to be the reception of his messages when he pressed 'send'. Research suggests that his spelling and grammatical errors may make him seem inattentive and unintelligent, while his comments about women's bodies make him seem immature. MailOnline takes a look at studies and expert opinions that reveal what Levine did right or wrong in his attempts at seduction.
Move aside Thames Clipper! Zero-emissions 'flying' ferry that can carry 150 passengers at a top speed of 43mph could be a 'game changer' for city transport
EF-24 Passenger vessel, created by Belfast-based firm Artemis Technologies, uses hydrofoils to lift it out of the water, enabling it to sail above the waves. The company's founder and CEO, Dr Iain Percy (inset), is a two-time Team GB Olympic sailing champion and four-time America's Cup veteran.
World's first cloned Artic wolf is born in China: Pup named Maya is created using a donor cell from another of its kind and an embryo that was implanted in the womb of a beagle
Maya is the world's first cloned Artic wolf. The pup was created by a genetics firm that used a donor cell from a wild female Arctic wolf and combined it with an embryo that was grown inside a beagle. The pup was born in June, but the company waited 100 days to announce her to the world to ensure she was healthy following the process.
NASA will intentionally crash a spacecraft into an asteroid at 15,000mph on MONDAY - and the method could one day save Earth from a deadly impact
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) was launched last November ahead of an almost year-long journey to crash into the small asteroid Dimorphos, which orbits a larger one called Didymos. Didymos and Dimorphos will make their closest approach to Earth in years in late September, passing at a distance of about 6.7 million miles (10.8 million kilometres) from our planet. The impact is due to take place on Monday (September 26) at 19:14 ET (00:14 BST) and can be watched live on NASA TV and the US space agency's YouTube channel.
Britain's lost world: How more than 400 species - including mammals, birds and plants - have become extinct over the past 200 years... and 1,188 MORE could follow without rapid action
Of the 8,431 species in Great Britain that have been assessed using IUCN Regional Red List criteria, 13 per cent have been classified as threatened with extinction. That includes 440 plants (18 per cent), 232 fungi and lichens (15 per cent), 111 vertebrates (40 per cent) and 405 invertebrates (12 per cent). Since 1970 alone, 133 species have been lost, from ants, bees, beetles, butterflies and dragonflies, to fish, fleas, fungi, mammals, moths, shrimps, spiders and wasps.
Like frosting on a cupcake! Swirls and peaks of Jupiter's clouds are seen in incredible detail in stunning new 3D renders from NASA's Juno probe
At first glance at this photo, you'd be forgiven for mistaking it as a close-up of the icing on a delicious cupcake. But the textured swirls and peaks are actually clouds in Jupiter's skies, which were photographed by NASA's Juno probe. Software deveoper, Gerald Eichstädt, has created stunning 3D renders based on Juno's data, which he presented at the Europlanet Science Congress this week.
AI 'resurrects' dead stars: Eerie portraits show what Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury would look like if they were alive today
A photographer used artificial intelligence to bring stars who left us too soon back to life - creating eerie portraits of Princess Diana, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury and others. The haunting and realistic images are the work of Alper Yesiltas, a photographer based in Turkey who created the portraits for a project titled 'As If Nothing Happened.' He used artificial intelligence photo enhancer software and photo editing programs to create the pictures. 'With the development of AI technology, I've been excited for a while, thinking that "anything imaginable can be shown in reality,"' Yesiltas wrote about the project.
Hatred of green vegetables begins in the WOMB! 4D ultrasound scans reveal babies smile when their mum eats carrots - but grimace when she opts for kale
Researchers from Durham University took 4D ultrasound scans of 100 pregnant women to see how their unborn babies responded after being exposed to flavours from foods eaten by their mothers. The results showed how foetuses smiled shortly after their mothers had eaten carrot - but grimaced when their mothers opted for kale. The findings suggest that what pregnant women eat might influence their babies' taste preferences after birth. If this is the case, the results could have implications for establishing healthy eating habits.
Anglo-Saxons were only 24% English! Mass migration into the UK from Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark during the Medieval period may have increased European ancestry up to 76%, study reveals
Researchers from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology carried out a genetic study to understand the scale, nature, and impact of human migration during the Medieval period. Their findings suggest that mass migration into the UK from Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark during this time may have increased European ancestry by as much as 76 per cent.
iPhone 14 Pro review: 'Dynamic Island' and the always-on display offer loyal Apple fans a taste of something new
Unlike the notch, Dynamic Island is not a static black obstruction on the screen, but an interactive part of the display, providing quick access to alerts, notifications and background activities without interrupting the app you are using.
iPhone 14 case is put to the test as Apple's £849 flagship smartphone is thrown from a BUNGEE JUMP 60ft off the ground - and survives the drop
Smartphone accessory company, Mous, put one of its protective cases on Apple's brand new smartphone during a bungee jump stunt at Bray Lake. Mous CEO and co-founder, James Griffith, took part in the terrifying jump, during which he launched Apple's flagship smartphone from 60 feet off the ground. Amazingly, both the smartphone and the smartphone case survived the drop test unscathed.
Send Nudes: Inside the bizarre TV programme where people view their naked bodies via state-of-the-art avatars before a panel of STRANGERS helps them decide whether or not to get cosmetic surgery
This month, E4 launched a bizarre new programme called Send Nudes, in the hopes of helping people considering surgery make their decision. In the series, participants have their naked bodies scanned using virtual reality technology, to create avatars with their desired body augmentations, which they can view from every angle. A panel of 50 strangers then provide feedback on the changes to help the participants decide whether to go for the surgery. MailOnline spoke to Francis Mathew, a Senior Production Manager at Crackit Productions, the production company behind the programme, to hear about the technology - and why he believes the show does not encourage cosmetic surgery.
Ornate Byzantine floor mosaic dating from the 5th to 7th century AD is discovered by a Palestinian farmer in an olive grove in the Gaza Strip
Salman al-Nabahin uncovered it six months ago while working in his olive orchard in Bureij refugee camp, about half a mile from the border with Israel. He was working with his son when they found that some trees had not properly taken root. The two began digging, before his son's axe hit something hard and unfamiliar in appearance, which the farmer would later describe as a 'treasure' that 'belongs to every Palestinian'.
Asteroid impacts MOVED the moon's north and south pole about 186 miles over the course of 4.25 billion years, new study reveals
Ancient collisions with asteroids actually moved the moon's north and south pokes by about 186 miles, scientists revealed in a new study. A team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland used computer simulations to 'erase' thousands of craters from the lunar surface - as if they were going back in time to 4.25 billion years ago when the craters didn't exist. Their work led them to discover that asteroid impacts caused the location of the poles to 'wander' by 10 degrees in latitude or about 186 miles. To put that in perspective, the moon's total diameter is 2,159 miles.
'Wowza!' Two EXTREMELY rare megamouth sharks are captured on video off the coast of San Diego - only 269 have ever been seen
Two extremely rare megamouth sharks were captured on video by a fisherman off the coast of San Diego this week. David Stabile was fishing with his friends Val Costescu and Andrew Chang about 30 miles offshore when they saw the megamouth sharks. 'This weekend my friends and I went fishing off the coast of San Diego and video taped two of the most elusive sharks on this planet. Here's some cool footage I took of the two Megamouth Sharks,' he wrote on the social network. In the videos, which were shared on Twitter and Facebook, the sharks can be seen slowly swimming very close to the fishermans' boat. One swims closer to the surface while the other can be seen a feet below it, moving almost in the other's shadow.