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Harvesting asteroids

  1. Mar 28, 2010 #1
    using the proper orbital mechanics, could a megaton nickel/iron asteroid be soft landed on earth without the use of heat shields?
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2010 #2

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    No, there is a minimum speed it will impact at.
     
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