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Vesta Asteroid

Protoplanet's Violent Origins Recreated By Astronomers

Posted 02.14.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 02/13/2013 01:12 PM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers have recreated two cataclysmic collisions that sculpted the interi...

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...

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...

Space Probe Makes Unexpected Find On Rocky 'Protoplanet'

Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 09/20/2012 02:46 PM EDT on SPACE.com The protoplanet Vesta, a large space rock in the solar system's asteroid bel...

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 ...

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...