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The moon gets a moon?

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Plans to capture an asteroid and put in orbit around the moon:

http://news.sky.com/story/1074629/nasa-plans-to-lasso-asteroid-and-land-on-it
Posted April 08, 2013, 19:41:42 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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I read a news story about this the other day, I only pray that the moons gravity is strong enough to keep the boulder from crashing down to earth  Shocked
Posted April 09, 2013, 14:03:43 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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I doubt whether it will ever happen. Nice idea though.

See BABlog for more info.
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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NASA may not be up to the job but don't bet on one of the commercial companies deciding that this is a good idea and running with it.
Posted April 09, 2013, 20:53:44 PM Logged
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