|Nuclear Deterant? lifted from: toptenz.net|
Someone tell me please how lasso-ing an asteroid is any less ridiculous than building a Death Star. What economic or even technological benefit will hauling a 25 foot asteroid back to Earth bring us. It's not as if the Earth is having a shortage of iron and rocks at this time. And what, pray tell, will the science community do should they miscalculate and lose the asteroid in the atmosphere?... All their work and funding literally up in flames... WHOOSH!!!