NASA plans to pluck a boulder off an Asteroid and place it in Moon's orbit

March 26, 2015 9:40 AM

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Washington – It is better to fetch a rock from an asteroid into lunar orbit than hooking a whole asteroid according to NASA who has unveiled an ambitious looking mission of sending a robotic spacecraft to an asteroid. The boulder which is estimated to have 10 feet in diameter right from the surface of an asteroid will nudge into an orbit around the moon.

To accomplish this mission commonly known as the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), the agency is undertaking a construction of probe equipment which will be fitted with a pair of robot arms to be used in grasping the boulder.

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