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NASA says it is making progress on asteroid-netting technology

NASA says it is making progress on asteroid-netting technology

NASA said on Thursday that it is making progress on technology that could protect the earth from incoming asteroids.

The Asteroid Retrieval Mission aims to net an asteroid by the mid-2020s so that scientists can run experiments on it.

Photo: This concept image shows ARM robotic capture Option A, in which the robotic vehicle deploys an inflatable bag to envelop a free-flying small asteroid before redirecting it to a lunar distant retrograde orbit. (NASA via NBCNews.com)

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