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Astronomy enthusiasts can now take a virtual tour of the asteroid Vesta thanks to an atlas created from images captured during the Dawn Mission’s Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO).
Within NASA’s new FY2014 budget proposal lies a project known as the Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization Mission. This project would be the first to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and safely redirect it to a lunar orbit so that astronauts can visit and explore it. Such a mission would expand scientific knowledge of the origins of both humanity and the universe.
A stone originally discovered last year in Southern Morocco has been identified as a rare type of meteorite known as an achondrite, though its exact origin remains a mystery.
Scientists from NASA’s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), along with researchers from abroad, have discovered that Earth’s own natural satellite shares a striking similarity with Vesta, and perhaps other large asteroids roaming around the Solar System.
Researchers have used three-dimensional computer simulations to reconstruct how an asteroid called Vesta collided with other asteroids twice over a billion years ago to explore the origins of our Solar System.
NASA will be launching a new mission in 2016 to help estimate what kind of impact an asteroid would make if it struck Earth.
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