How can you bring asteroids to inner space?

I need a list of ways you can bring asteroids from outer space to inner space.

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  • 8 years ago
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    That big silence is everyone trying to figure out what you mean by 'inner space'. Since everywhere outside of Earth's atmosphere qualifies as 'outer space', what do you mean? If you mean 'on Earth', then all we have to do is wait, and asteroids will simply come to us. Some will explode in the atmosphere, some will hit the surface, occasionally one will wipe out human civilization.

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    If by 'inner space' you mean into Earth (or Lunar) orbit, then the question really becomes: "How can we move an asteroid?" There are a couple of things to try. Obviously you could attach an engine to a small asteroid and drive it directly, but that gets expensive with chemical rockets, so probably mounting a rail gun on the asteroid is what we will do, ejecting the right amount of mass to drive the rock where we want it. It's also possible to slightly affect the orbit of an asteroid gravitationally, by parking a space probe near it, but that idea is mainly intended to divert an asteroid from impacting Earth, though under the right circumstances we might succeed in lassoing one into orbit that way.

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  • 4 years ago

    It's clear that principal Belt asteroids and comets had been directed into Earth crossing paths, inflicting them to strike earth and depart their water in the back of. These objects most of the time stay between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, however the robust gravity of Jupiter disrupts the orbits of these asteroids and comets and sends them in towards the sun. A few of them thus crossed paths with and struck the Earth in a blistering hail of influences called the Late Heavy Bombardment. The ratio of oxygen isotopes in these objects and the Earth fits pretty closely, suggesting at least a gigantic section of our water used to be introduced here from house. The moon was once additionally hammered mercilessly by means of these missiles as the Earth was, but it surely has practically now not water for two causes. It is very low mass ensured it can be gravity used to be by no means great enough to retain an surroundings and any water that it would have won either from space or from out gassing from the inner. Secondly, the moon was born from a enormous collision between the younger Earth and an extra developing proto-planet, which used to be destroyed and mostly absorbed by the Earth. The fabric ejected into Earth orbit used to be white hot and for the reason that it was once in a vacuum, any water within the ejecta was baked out. All lunar rocks are bone dry because of this, and when heated with a oxyacetylene torch they conveniently soften while an terrestrial rock will vent steam as the water in it is baked out from the flame's heat. The moon conveniently is a baked dry cinder that certainly not had any water of it can be possess to start with. Nevertheless, there are patches of the outside at the poles that not ever see daylight, and comets and asteroids placing the moon did unlock clouds of water vapor, a few of which would have reached the poles, iced up and now resides within the lunar soil as ice.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Fire a small laser to melt a small hole - the force of the evaporating ice will nudge the asteroids slightly

    Attach a rocket at set it on a course for where you want it to be

  • 8 years ago

    Do a bit of reading and researching: This is someone's opinion on Nasa's plan on towing an asteroid to Earth. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/04/0...

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    inner space? Isn't that a term that refers to imagination? Perhaps you dream of them.

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