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originally posted by: 0bserver1
I have the feeling that these asteroids are more increasingly common , passing the earth? they should make satellites to grab one and bring them into orbit for study ..
And they have captured matter from comets & asteroids. The issue with a satellite set to capture one is that it is highly unlikely that the satellite would be anywhere near an object in human time-frames.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: chr0naut
I've read the whole thread and I am not a doomer by any means . In this thread you seem like the one to ask these questions to.
1: On the links I have repeatedly seen this referred to as rock . Are they able to analyze the material that quickly it was first spotted yesterday?
2: doesn't the density come into effect when calculating orbit due to gravity ?
3: if this is a iron asteroid isn't it only slightly smaller than the meteor that caused meteor crater in Arizona?