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Mysterious Landforms On Asteroid Puzzle Scientists

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Science

PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists are puzzling over the discovery of gullies inside young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. NASA's Dawn spacecraft sp...

Dusty Dwarf Planet Is Next Stop For NASA Spacecraft

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.05.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Next and final stop: The biggest object in the asteroid belt. After spending a year gazing at a giant asteroid, NASA's Dawn space...

New Images Of Vesta Asteroid Taken By NASA Spacecraft

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.23.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been a fervent photographer, snapping more than 10,000 pictures of the asteroid Vesta since it slipped into ...

Asteroid's Tallest Mountain Dwarfs Everest

Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, currently orbiting the massive asteroid Vesta, has sent back stunning images revealing that Vesta is home to a mountain larger...

NASA Spacecraft Gets Cozy With Massive Asteroid

Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

ALICIA CHANG, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (LOS ANGELES) -- Scientists are busy poring over images of the massive asteroid Vesta, the first time it has been...

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...

NASA Craft Snaps Pic Of Distant Asteroid Target

AP | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

PASADENA, Calif. -- A NASA spacecraft hurtling toward a massive asteroid has snapped a picture of its target, the first of many before it slips into o...