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Moon Miners' Manifesto

#108 September 1997

Section the Artemis Data Book

A Plethora of Asteroid Moonlets - To What Use?

Asteroid Moonlets
ABOVE: Family portrait of 53 km. long Ida and 1 km astrobit Dactyl. In last month's MM REVIEW, pp. 7-9. appeared an article about a second such discovery, a tiny moonlet around near-Earth asteroid Dionysus, There may be many hundreds more! Are they merely astro-geographic curiosities?; navigational hazards?; or future bonanzas, their individual case by case usefulness up to men of opportunity to uncover? SEND YOUR (or chapter discussion group) thoughts and brainstorms to MMM.

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