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Moscow, on November 24 - newspaper "Argumenty i fakty". The carrier rocket Falcon 9 Space Exploration Technologies COR with a probe kamikaze of DART which should face an asteroid for test of technologies protection of Earth against space objects, started to United States of America. Start was broadcast on a site of National administration office on aeronautics and space research. Start of the rocket took place from the American base of Space forces Vandenberg to State of California on Tuesday at 22:21 local time (09:21 Moscow time, on November 24). DART will have to separate from the rocket and to depart towards a small near-earth asteroid of Dimorf which rotates round Didim's larger asteroid. It is expected that collision...