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Dawn Gets Right in Between the Sun and Ceres and Takes this Video

Using data provided by the Dawn probe, which now orbits between Ceres and the Sun (at opposition), NASA has created…

4 years ago

A Mission to a Metal World: The Psyche Mission

In their drive to set exploration goals for the future, NASA's Discovery Program put out the call for proposals for…

5 years ago

Invest a Night in Vesta

The brightest asteroid visible from Earth¬†prowls across Cetus the Whale this month. Vesta shines at magnitude +6.3, right at the…

5 years ago

Should This Alien World Even Exist? This Young Disk Could Challenge Planet-Formation Theories

Take a close look at the blurry image above. See that gap in the cloud? That could be a planet…

8 years ago

Ancient Impacts Stained Vesta with Carbon-Rich Material

Composite-color 3D image of Cornelia crater on Vesta (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA) Ever since arriving at Vesta in July 2011, NASA's Dawn spacecraft…

8 years ago

By Dawn’s Early Light

[/caption] Sunrise on Vesta highlights the asteroid's varied surface textures in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, released on Monday,…

9 years ago