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Curiosity Captures First Ever Asteroid Images from Mars Surface

by Ken Kremer April 24, 2014

The Curiosity rover has captured the first images of asteroids even taken by a Human probe from the alien surface of the Red Planet during night sky imaging. And it’s not just one asteroid, but two asteroids caught in the same night time pointing on the Red Planet. Namely, asteroids Ceres and Vesta. The stupendous […]

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Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests

by Elizabeth Howell August 2, 2013

There’s a potential “cometary graveyard” of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian research paper says. This contradicts a long-standing view that comets originate on the fringes of the solar system, in the Oort Cloud. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Dawn’s Vestan Endeavour Exceptionally Exciting near End of Year-Long Super Science Survey

by Ken Kremer July 12, 2012

Image Caption: Divalia Fossa equatorial trough at Vesta pictured in side by side images showing apparent brightness and topography. The trough encircles most of Vesta and is located just south of the equator. It is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) wide. Rubria and Occia craters straddle Divalia Fossa. The image was snapped on Oct 16, […]

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Dawn gets Big Science Boost at Best Vesta Mapping Altitude

by Ken Kremer March 7, 2012

NASA’s Dawn mission is getting a whopping boost in science observing time at the closest orbit around Asteroid Vesta as the probe passes the midway point of its 1 year long survey of the colossal space rock. And the team informs Universe Today that the data so far have surpassed all expectations and they are […]

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Asteroid Vesta Floats in Space in High Resolution 3-D

by Ken Kremer February 6, 2012

The giant Asteroid Vesta literally floats in space in a new high resolution 3-D image of the battered bodies Eastern Hemisphere taken by NASA’s Dawn Asteroid Orbiter. Haul out your red-cyan 3-D anaglyph glasses and lets go whirling around Vesta and sledding down mountains to greet the alien Snowman! The sights are fabulous ! The […]

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