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2011-06-24 07:40:00

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid.

2011-06-23 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid. The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16 and begin gathering science data in early August.

2011-05-11 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has obtained its first image of the giant asteroid Vesta, which will help fine-tune navigation during its approach.

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2011-05-11 10:05:00

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has obtained its first image of the giant asteroid Vesta, which will help fine-tune navigation during its approach.

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2011-05-03 15:17:40

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached its official approach phase to the asteroid Vesta and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for an expected July 16 orbital encounter.

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2011-03-10 11:37:25

There is an old chestnut about a pedestrian who once asked a virtuoso violinist near Carnegie Hall how to get to the famed concert venue -- the virtuoso's answer: practice!

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2010-08-20 13:35:00

Let the countdown begin. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is less than one year away from giant asteroid Vesta.

2008-10-29 12:00:28

Health Canada is warning against people not to use "Eros Fire," a product promoted to enhance sexual performance, due to a health risk.

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2005-07-25 12:37:48

An asteroid's external features, when analyzed carefully, can say a lot about its interior. So it was while he was mapping the surface of asteroid 433 Eros that Peter Thomas, a senior research associate in astronomy at Cornell University, found a simple solution to an earlier puzzle about the asteroid's composition.

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2004-11-27 12:27:30

When the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission orbited Eros from February 2000 to February 2001, it revealed an asteroid covered with regolith -- a loose layer of rocks, gravel and dust -- and embedded with numerous large boulders. But what NEAR didn't find were the many small craters that scientists expected would pock Eros' landscape.


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

433 Eros -- The asteroid 433 Eros was named after the Greek god of love Eros. It is an S-type asteroid approximately 13 x 13 x 33 km in size, the second-largest near-Earth asteroid. It was visited by the NEAR Shoemaker probe, which first orbited it taking extensive photographs of its surface and then in 2001 at the end of its mission was landed on the asteroid's surface using only its maneuvering jets. Depending on where they stood on Eros, a person who weighed 200 pounds (90...

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