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Asteroid Robotic Retrieval Mission
by Michael Mommert
Department of Physics and Astronomy
We could study an asteroid up close by sending astronauts to one somewhere out in space—or we could simply bring one to the astronauts.
That’s basically the idea behind NASA’s announced Asteroid Robotic Retrieval Mission, which aims to catch a near-Earth asteroid and redirect it in an orbit around the moon. There, the asteroid could be visited and scrutinized by astronauts.
Surprisingly, the biggest problem with this idea is… Read more