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2011-06-10 10:35:10

The 'moment of truth is about to arrive,' says UCLA's Christopher Russell By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA NASA's Dawn mission to the doughnut-shaped asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which launched in September 2007, is now approaching Vesta, a protoplanet that is currently some 143 million miles from Earth. Many surprises are likely awaiting the spacecraft. "We often refer to Vesta as the smallest terrestrial planet," said Christopher T. Russell, a UCLA professor of geophysics and space...

2011-05-27 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new poll of 800 likely Ohio voters found overwhelming and intense support for requiring the auto industry to increase average fuel economy to 60 miles per gallon by 2025 and reduce carbon dioxide pollution from new cars, pickup trucks, minivans and SUVs. The poll was conducted by The Mellman Group for Ceres from April 9-12. "It comes as no surprise that Ohioans overwhelmingly support stronger fuel economy standards for automobiles. Higher fuel...

2011-05-12 15:01:00

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear received Best First Time Report for its CSR Report for the North American competition sponsored by Ceres and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the Ceres conference in Oakland, California. Anvil's report is available at www.anvilcsr.com. "Anvil Knitwear's first sustainability report demonstrates the company's commitment to the integration of sustainability into its business model. The company 's compelling...

2011-05-11 14:02:00

Announce Specific Commitments to Scale-Up Energy Efficiency, Better Working Conditions Worldwide, Green Investing OAKLAND, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable business practices got a powerful, public boost today when a group of globally prominent investors, Fortune 500 companies and organized labor announced a series of coordinated commitments to combat climate change and other societal challenges while building a safer, more sustainable global economy....

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. Dawn expects to achieve orbit around Vesta on July 16, when the asteroid is about 117 million miles from Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The image from Dawn's framing cameras was taken on May 3 when the spacecraft began its approach and was approximately 752,000...

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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. Dawn is expected to achieve orbit around Vesta on July 16, when the asteroid is about 188 million kilometers (117 million miles) from Earth. The image from Dawn's framing cameras was taken on May 3 when the spacecraft began its approach and was approximately 1.21 million kilometers (752,000 miles) from Vesta. The asteroid appears as a small, bright pearl...

2011-05-03 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. The large asteroid is known as a protoplanet - a celestial body that almost formed into a planet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At the start of this three-month final approach to this massive body in the asteroid...

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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. The large asteroid is known as a protoplanet "“ a celestial body that almost formed into a planet. At the start of this three-month final approach to this massive body in the asteroid belt, Dawn is 1.21 million kilometers (752,000 miles) from Vesta, or about three times the distance between Earth...

2011-04-21 15:25:00

NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a sponsor of Earth Day New York, announced that the company is launching an organics education program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100520/NY07835LOGO ) "While many understand the importance of, say, eating organic foods, they don't always see why their apparel choices are just as important. We consider it both a challenge and an opportunity, and to a certain extent our mission, to teach everyone we can about the...

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2011-04-08 10:47:58

After 3 and a half years of thrusting silently through the void, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on the threshold of a new world. It's deep in the asteroid belt, less than 4 months from giant asteroid Vesta. "We're closing in," says Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer and mission manager. "And I'm getting more excited every day!" Dawn will enter orbit around Vesta in July 2011, becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a body in the asteroid belt. After conducting a detailed study of the uncharted...


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2009-04-28 17:17:08

Johann Daniel Titius was born on January 2, 1729 in Konitz, Royal Prussia. He was a professor at Wittenberg. He is most famous for the Titius-Bode law, which helped him find the existence of a minor planet at 2.8 AU from the sun in 1766. The planet was later named Ceres. Titius died in Wittenberg on December 11, 1796. To his honor, the Titius asteroid in 1998 and the Titius lunar crater are named after him.

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