October 16, 2003
Just Needs a Little Push

Fark linked up this MSNBC article detailing efforts by a group of scientists to create a prototype "asteroid pusher". The idea is to explore new low-thrust technologies like solar sails and ion drives to see if they can be used in a craft that can move asteroids out of earth-collision orbits.

Posted by scott at October 16, 2003 11:22 AM

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