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Astro Challenge: Spotting 4 Vesta at its Best for Decades

Up for a challenge? Planetary action is certainly heating up this summer: Jupiter passed opposition last month, Saturn does so…

3 years ago

Landslides and Bright Craters on Ceres Revealed in Marvelous New Images from Dawn

Now in orbit for just over a year at dwarf planet Ceres, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft continues to astound us with…

5 years ago

Watch the Moon Occult Vesta and Aldebaran This Weekend

The Moon occults the bright star Aldebaran on the evening of April 10th for North America, and, for a lucky…

5 years ago

Vesta Rules the February Dusk Skies

Now is the time to catch sight of the asteroid 4 Vesta, as it pairs with Uranus and several stars…

6 years ago

Dawn Spacecraft Unraveling Mysteries of Ceres Intriguing Bright Spots as Sublimating Salt Water Residues

With NASA’s Dawn spacecraft set to enter its final and lowest orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, spectral measurements are…

6 years ago

Dawn Starts Steep Descent to Most Dazzling Orbit of Ceres

The most dazzling views ever seen of dwarf planet Ceres and its mysterious bright spots are what’s on tap by…

6 years ago

Scientists Tantalized as Dawn Yields Global Mineral and Topographic Maps of Ceres

Slowly but surely the mysteries of dwarf planet Ceres are being peeled back layer by layer as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft…

6 years ago

Dawn Does Dramatic Fly Over of Ceres, Enters Lower Mapping Orbit: Video

https://youtu.be/uSaLVAl-ObY Video caption: This new video animation of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft at altitudes…

6 years ago

What Is The Difference Between Asteroids and Meteorites?

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites ... It might be fair to say these rocks from space inspire both wonder and fear…

6 years ago