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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 AM

NASA mulls plan to drag asteroid into moon's orbit

15:15 02 January 2013
by Jeff Hecht

... The Keck team envisions launching a slow-moving spacecraft, propelled by solar-heated ions, on an Atlas V rocket. The craft would then propel itself out to a target asteroid, probably a small space rock about 7 metres wide. After studying it briefly, the robot would catch the asteroid in a bag measuring about 10 metres by 15 metres and head back towards the moon. Altogether it would take about six to 10 years to deliver the asteroid to lunar orbit ...

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23039-nasa-mulls-plan-to-drag-asteroid-into-moons-orbit.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. Brilliant Pebbles of scientific thot !

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:32 PM

2. Commene the clueless kneejerk panic from the usual suspects. (nt)

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