WASHINGTON — NASA announced Tuesday a Grand Challenge focused on finding all asteroid threats to human populations and knowing what to do about them.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was launched September 27, 2007, on a unique mission: to explore the two most massive objects in the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres. Propelled by an ion engine, [...]
Like many of his colleagues at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., Shyam Bhaskaran is working a lot with asteroids these days. And also like many of his colleagues, the deep space navigator [...]
Within NASA’s new FY2014 budget proposal lies a project known as the Asteroid [...]
The Dawn spacecraft left behind the giant asteroid Vesta last September, and is now en route to the even bigger dwarf planet Ceres, but scientists are still busy studying all of the data that was sent [...]
Two weeks after leaving asteroid Vesta behind, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed the presence of hydrated minerals on the surface of the tiny, pockmarked world. Although the space agency has been quick to stress that Dawn did not find [...]
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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft left the massive asteroid Vesta for its next destination – the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn is unique in that it can break orbit from one celestial body and head to another destination. Dawn left Vesta on Sept. 5 at 2:26 a.m. EDT.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will be staying at the large asteroid Vesta a little longer than originally planned. [...]
NASA has released a video that paints the surface of the dwarf planet Vesta in the colors of the rainbow. These false-color images allow viewers to better understand [...]