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NASA developing plan to capture, re-direct near-earth asteroids

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NASA has a new plan to track asteroids that get dangerously close to the earth.

There are over ten-thousand near-earth objects already identified and NASA is developing a so-called: asteroid redirect mission -- or an arm to capture an asteroid and then re-direct it.

A conceptual image of NASA'S Orion spacecraft (pictured) approaching a robotic-capture vehicle can carry two-astronauts.

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