asteroid belt

Why the Asteroid Belt Doesn’t Threaten Spacecraft

When you think of the asteroid belt, you probably imagine a region of rock and dust, with asteroids as far…

9 years ago

Earth’s Water Story Gets A Plot Twist From Space Rock Search

We at Universe Today have snow on our minds these days with all this Polar Vortex talk. From out the…

9 years ago

Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests

There's a potential "cometary graveyard" of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian…

9 years ago

Space Spectacular — Rotation Movies of Vesta

http://youtu.be/FU65KCwxA6A Take us into orbit Mr. Sulu! The Dawn science team has released two spectacular rotation movies of the entire…

11 years ago

First Image Captured by NASAs Jupiter bound Juno; Earth – Moon Portrait

[/caption] NASA’s solar powered Jupiter bound Juno orbiter has captured her first image - a beautiful portrait of the Earth…

11 years ago

Dawn Spirals Down Closer to Vesta’s South Pole Impact Basin

[/caption] NASA's Dawn Asteroid Orbiter is now spiraling down ever closer to the protoplanet Vesta - since arriving on July…

11 years ago

Dawn Exceeds Wildest Expectations as First Ever Spacecraft to Orbit a Protoplanet – Vesta

[/caption] NASA’s super exciting Dawn mission to the Asteroid Belt marked a major milestone in human history by becoming the…

11 years ago

Dawn Closing in on Asteroid Vesta as Views Exceed Hubble

[/caption] A new world in our Solar System is about to be unveiled for the first time – the mysterious…

11 years ago

Dawn Begins Approach to Asteroid Vesta and Snaps First Images

[/caption] NASA’s revolutionary Dawn Asteroid Orbiter has begun the final approach phase to the giant asteroid Vesta and snapped its…

12 years ago

Solar Powered Jupiter bound JUNO lands at Kennedy Space Center for blastoff

[/caption] Juno, NASA’s next big mission bound for the outer planets, has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center to kick…

12 years ago