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    the database of "near enough to mine" objects will provide a more complete picture of the dangers flying around our neighborhood.

    Another potential bonus: if we have the technology to visit and engineer near Earth asteroids, any of them on a collision course could be fitted with thrusters, (e.g. solar powered ion drives) that could gently push them out of the deadly orbit.

    I'm not too sanguine about the possibility that some numb nuts might try to bring them closer. Gulp!

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