[meteorite-list] Capturing asteroids in orbit

From: Melanie Matthews <miss_meteorite_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:20:17 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <177141.20788.qm_at_web114019.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>

I wonder if it would possible to send some machines to the asteroid belt to capture some whole asteroids and bring them to Earth? Or would they be drifting too quickly in their orbits to capture with the current technology? Also would decent-sized samples from such captures be available to collectors?

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Received on Sat 24 Apr 2010 12:20:17 AM PDT

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