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(AZCentral)   If you want to study an asteroid, all you need to do is lasso one with a robotic spaceship. This according to a US Senator   (azcentral.com) divider line 15
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2013-04-05 11:52:37 PM  
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Loren: And where does the Δv come from to move the asteroid?


The triangle is your ship. The V shaped thing is the button you press for thrusters.

/knows a thing or two about asteroids
2013-04-06 12:02:08 AM  
2 votes:
This would either be the most awesome thing since the Apollo landings....or end Earth as we know it when we accidentally lasso some kind of sleeping beast that's been sleeping in orbit for thousands of millennia and thaw it out, thus causing it to eat everything alive on the surface of our planet.

So either way, it's a win-win!
2013-04-05 11:22:11 PM  
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2013-04-06 03:18:31 PM  
1 votes:
Oldiron_79


Is it the same one worried about capsizing Guam?
No, but he is a fellow democrat.

Maybe his plan is -since asteroids "float" in space- to tie it to Guam to keep the island from capsizing.
2013-04-06 09:16:46 AM  
1 votes:
Why not send up a spaceship with four or more women in it and have them nag the asteroid into a moon orbit?
2013-04-06 07:32:20 AM  
1 votes:
First the asteroid will have to be blown into little pieces.
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2013-04-06 03:38:35 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
Or, you could try this...

/love me some Don Rosa
2013-04-06 01:52:08 AM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-06 12:53:39 AM  
1 votes:

Uzzah: And just who is going to be doing the lassoing? Some kind of ... space cowboy?


His name is Maurice. People talkin' about him.
2013-04-06 12:44:28 AM  
1 votes:
And just who is going to be doing the lassoing? Some kind of ... space cowboy?
2013-04-06 12:27:08 AM  
1 votes:
Not enough baobab trees in this plan.
2013-04-05 11:39:42 PM  
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-05 11:26:03 PM  
1 votes:

Notabunny: [img.photobucket.com image 575x443]

Why spend another day not catching an asteroid in a cup, when you could be catching an asteroid in a cup?


Surely it would be better value for money, and provide more data, to capture two asteroids once you have the 'cup' out there?  I look forward to seeing how they do it should such a "two asteroids, one cup" video be made available.
2013-04-05 11:24:32 PM  
1 votes:

timujin: After the MSL landing, I have little doubt we can lasso an asteroid.


The Applejack mission will be something to see.
2013-04-05 11:22:41 PM  
1 votes:

Loren: And where does the Δv come from to move the asteroid?


Hope and change
 
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