Tag Archives: Dawn

Water Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres.

January 30, 2014 – Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist’s Impression: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are … Continue reading

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The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color.

December 18, 2013 – The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color: This colorful composite image from NASA’s Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. The area is … Continue reading

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Asteroid Vesta Provides Hints of How Earth Came Together – NYTimes.com

January 24, 2013 – Vesta (pictured above) Explains a lot about Earth:  Vesta, the second largest of the asteroids, is a runt planet. Both Vesta and Ceres (pictured below), the largest asteroid and the Dawn’s next destination, are also heavy … Continue reading

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