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View Full Version : ‘Avalanche’ Risk Higher Than Thought For Asteroid Landings: Study



Fraser
2013-Jul-05, 06:30 PM
Imagine plunking your spacecraft down on an asteroid. The gravity would be small. The surface would be uneven. The space rock might be noticeably spinning, complicating your maneuvering. Humans have done it with robotic spacecraft before. The first time was in 2001, when*NASA made a stunning landing with the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Eros — [...]

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