Engineers have identified twelve asteroids that could be captured with today’s technology.


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Engineers have identified twelve asteroids that could be captured with today’s technology.

Their number one most easily moved space rock is named 2006 RH120. A single rocket burn in 2021 would be enough to place this roughly 4-meter-wide asteroid into orbit around a Lagrange point by 2026. NASA could then launch people to study this object (which would barely be bigger than the astronauts themselves) and learn about its history.

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