Nasa Details Plans To Pluck Rock Off Asteroid, Explore It

NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.

Senh: I'm more in favor of grabbing the entire asteroid with a giant bag option. No, I didn't make that up; it was the other cheaper option.

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  • Asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth: NASA
    Asteroid 2023 BU, which was recently discovered by an amateur astronomer, will zoom by the southern tip of South America at around 4.27pm PST (8.27am, Friday, Singapore time) on Thursday (Jan 26 ...
    01/26/2023 - 1:16 am | View Link
  • Asteroid size of delivery truck coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss
    An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will ... The closest approach will occur at 7:27 p.m. EST (9:27 p.m. local.) Even if the space rock came a lot closer, scientists said most of it would ...
    01/25/2023 - 8:06 pm | View Link
  • Asteroid coming exceedingly close to Earth, but will miss
    An asteroid the size of a delivery truck will whip past Earth on Thursday night, one of the closest encounters ever recorded. NASA insists it will be a near miss.
    01/25/2023 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • What would happen if a space rock crashed into your town? Find out with this simulator
    What would you do out of boredom? How about crushing St. Louis or a town of your choice with a giant meter and learning about the results?
    01/21/2023 - 1:02 am | View Link
  • NASA begins construction on asteroid-detecting space telescope
    Dec. 23 (UPI) --Construction is set to begin on NASA's Near-Earth Object Surveyor, a space telescope designed to search for hard-to-find comets and asteroids that approach the area near Earth. The ...
    12/23/2022 - 5:03 am | View Link
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