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==Target asteroid==
 
==Target asteroid==
{{as of |2016 |1}} more than 1,600 new [[Near-Earth Object|near-Earth asteroids]] have been discovered by various search teams and catalogued as [[potentially hazardous object]]s. NASA has yet to select a target for ARM, but for planning purposes it is currently using a near Earth asteroid named [[(341843) 2008 EV5]] of about {{convert|400|m|ft|abbr=on}} in diameter to pick up a single {{convert|4|m|ft|abbr=on}} boulder from it.<ref name="claw 2015"/> Other candidate parent asteroids are [[25143 Itokawa|Itokawa]], [[101955 Bennu|Bennu]], and [[162173 Ryugu|Ryugu]].<ref name=nasa201507>
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{{asof |2016 |1}} more than 1,600 new [[Near-Earth Object|near-Earth asteroids]] have been discovered by various search teams and catalogued as [[potentially hazardous object]]s. NASA has yet to select a target for ARM, but for planning purposes it is currently using a near Earth asteroid named [[(341843) 2008 EV5]] of about {{convert|400|m|ft|abbr=on}} in diameter to pick up a single {{convert|4|m|ft|abbr=on}} boulder from it.<ref name="claw 2015"/> Other candidate parent asteroids are [[25143 Itokawa|Itokawa]], [[101955 Bennu|Bennu]], and [[162173 Ryugu|Ryugu]].<ref name=nasa201507>
 
{{cite web |url=http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/3-20150728-Gates-NAC-HEO-Committee-rev5.pdf |format=PDF |title=Asteroid Redirect Mission Update |last=Gates |first=Michele |publisher=[[NASA]] |date=July 28, 2015 |accessdate=2015-09-06}}
 
{{cite web |url=http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/3-20150728-Gates-NAC-HEO-Committee-rev5.pdf |format=PDF |title=Asteroid Redirect Mission Update |last=Gates |first=Michele |publisher=[[NASA]] |date=July 28, 2015 |accessdate=2015-09-06}}
 
</ref> The decision on the target asteroid will be announced in 2019, allowing additional time to find alternative targets.<ref name='steps 2015'/>
 
</ref> The decision on the target asteroid will be announced in 2019, allowing additional time to find alternative targets.<ref name='steps 2015'/>
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