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NASA Decides to Pull Off a Piece of an Asteroid for Study in 2020s

March 25, 2015

After years of weighing the options, NASA has decided to launch a robotic probe to a near-Earth asteroid in 2020, have it pull off a boulder from the space r…


NASA as made a long  awaited major decision. They will not attempt to shepherd an entire asteroid into lunar orbit. Instead, they will orbit an asteroid, perform a lot of tests, and finally grab a chunk to bring back to lunar orbit.

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