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This Is What It Looks Like Hovering Above An Asteroid

Now's your big chance to get up close and personal with Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the solar…

6 years ago

5 Weird Things About Vesta

When Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers first glimpsed Vesta on March 29, 1807 -- this date in history -- the asteroid was but…

7 years ago

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

Image Caption: Divalia Fossa equatorial trough at Vesta pictured in side by side images showing apparent brightness and topography. The…

7 years ago

Fly Over Vesta’s Cratered Terrain with Dawn

I've been waiting for nearly two months to be able to share these videos from the Dawn mission's "flyover" views…

8 years ago

Dawn Reveals More of Vesta’s Secrets

[/caption] Vesta is finally giving up its secrets, thanks to the Dawn spacecraft! The latest images sent back from Dawn…

8 years ago

Dawn gets Big Science Boost at Best Vesta Mapping Altitude

[/caption] NASA’s Dawn mission is getting a whopping boost in science observing time at the closest orbit around Asteroid Vesta…

8 years ago

Asteroid Vesta Floats in Space in High Resolution 3-D

[/caption] The giant Asteroid Vesta literally floats in space in a new high resolution 3-D image of the battered bodies…

8 years ago

Does Water Ice Lurk Beneath the Poles of Vesta ?

[/caption] The mysterious asteroid Vesta may well have more surprises in store. Despite past observations that Vesta would be nearly…

8 years ago

NASA’s Dawn Orbiter snaps Best Ever Images of Vesta

[/caption] NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has swooped down to the closest orbit above the monster asteroid Vesta that the craft's cameras…

8 years ago

Holiday Greetings from an Alien Snowman on Vesta

[/caption] Celebrate the winter holiday season in the company of an ‘Alien Snowman’ on the asteroid Vesta, someone we didn’t…

8 years ago