posted on Dec, 24 2012 @ 05:15 AM
It's a cool study, but it's only a study. The title of this thread is misleading.
Read the final report (or at least the Conclusions on page 48) www.kiss.caltech.edu...
and note that
they talk about an asteroid approximately 7 meters across. A big boulder, basically.
P.S. the media are really taking this up, it seems. Here's a
(which people call Daily Fail) article, with cool pictures. But, as always, the headlines need to be taken with a pinch of salt. There is
absolutely nothing on NASA or JPL websites about this project. They are not planning it (planning requires an approval and funding).
Also note that the technology to make this happen might only be available in 10 years, and it would take further 10 years to actually deliver the
asteroid to its destination.
edit on 24-12-2012 by wildespace because: (no reason given)