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Asteroid Vesta

Spacecraft Data Yield Explanation For 'Ageless' Asteroid

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Science

By Richard A. Kerr Solar system bodies unprotected by even a bit of atmosphere inevitably age—except, apparently, for the asteroid Vesta. Other ai...

WATCH: Zoom Over Amazing Asteroid During Surreal Sunrise

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

Even though NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta since mid-2011, the rocky world still yields surprises--from its complex geo...

PHOTOS: Giant Space Rock Sports Bizarre Bright Spots

Posted 03.22.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/21/2012 11:16 PM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft orbiting the huge asteroid Vesta has snapped amazing new photo...

NASA Probe Orbits Massive Asteroid, Captures Rare Photograph

Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

*Scroll down for photo.* (AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft was captured into orbit around the massive asteroid V...