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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
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2013-04-05 11:39:42 PM  
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2013-04-05 11:23:02 PM  
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The odd thing is not that Nelson said it...it's that he's accurately describing what they are planning to do, per the quote from the head of the project. Though he describes it as a bag with a string rather than a lasso.
2013-04-06 03:38:35 AM  
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Or, you could try this...

/love me some Don Rosa
2013-04-06 01:13:09 AM  
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We need one of these first.

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2013-04-06 12:27:08 AM  
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Not enough baobab trees in this plan.
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
2013-04-05 11:35:54 PM  
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FTA: "The government document said the mission, with no price tag at the moment, would inspire because it "will send humans farther than they have ever been before."

If Florida, these are called "famous last words".
2013-04-05 11:22:11 PM  
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2013-04-05 11:17:53 PM  
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And where does the Δv come from to move the asteroid?
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