Asteroid 2008 EV5 targeted by a bold NASA plan for boulder-plucking to be utilized as our Moon’s Moon

March 29, 2015 6:53 PM

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In the name of science and space exploration, scientists may be able to pluck a tiny bit of asteroid 2008 EV5 instead of grabbing an entire asteroid, if all goes as planned.

In 2025, on a near-Earth asteroid, NASA proposes to snatch a boulder up to 4 meters (13 feet) wide off and lug it into orbit around the moon, where astronauts could visit and study the rock. On Wednesday, March 25, NASA proclaimed the boulder plan and revealed a new video of how astronauts would go ...

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