[meteorite-list] Capturing asteroids in orbit

From: Melanie Matthews <miss_meteorite_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:48:38 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <256450.66177.qm_at_web114012.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>

True, though whole asteroids could tell us whether the most of parent bodies of our chondrites are differentiated, which is something I would like to know more ablout.. perhaps drilling core samples rather than the entire rock - the machine in question could land on it rather than trying to catch it lol.

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----- Original Message ----
From: Chris Peterson <clp at alumni.caltech.edu>
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Sent: Fri, April 23, 2010 9:55:25 PM
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To what end? Certainly, there is nothing to be found on asteroids that can't be obtained far cheaper on Earth.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message ----- From: "Melanie Matthews" <miss_meteorite at yahoo.ca>
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Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 10:20 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Capturing asteroids in orbit

> 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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> Melanie

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