posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 02:20 PM
If NASA does succeed in placing the asteroid into lunar orbit, then that may actually create a brand new liability.
NASA would have to constantly monitor the orbit of the asteroid for potential drift.
If NASA wants to preserve their prized possession, and it is slowly drifting closer to the moon's surface (in other words: falling slowly), a course
correction would be necessary.
On the other hand, if the asteroid is going too fast, and is slowly slipping away from the moon, then a course correction would also be desperately
needed, in order to prevent the asteroid from slamming into earth.
Just something to also think about.