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NASA to Send Sample-Return Mission to Earth-Bound Asteroid


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Darren
- 1769 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A spacecraft set to launch in 2016 will head for a carbonaceous asteroid that has a high probability of colliding with Earth in the 22nd century



   

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Alan Lambert (91)
Thursday September 11, 2014, 2:12 am
Maybe the time of the projected collision, we'll be able to use engines/rockets/bombs to nudge this asteroid into Earth orbit for mining.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 12, 2014, 8:37 am
Interesting.
 

Bob P (394)
Friday September 12, 2014, 1:59 pm
Thanks Darren
 

Roger G (148)
Friday September 12, 2014, 2:32 pm
noted, thanks
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday September 12, 2014, 8:56 pm
Space is always of great interest.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday September 12, 2014, 9:14 pm
ok
 

Sandra Penna (135)
Saturday September 13, 2014, 8:06 am
noted, thanks.
 
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