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OSIRIS-Rex To Study Asteroid Yarkovsky Effect
2013-02-08 18:46:31

NASA will be launching a new mission in 2016 to help estimate what kind of impact an asteroid would make if it struck Earth.

Dawn Has Vesta's Dark Materials In View
2013-01-03 12:54:32

A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Did Dawn Mission Find Water-Carved Gullies On Vesta Asteroid?
2012-12-07 16:11:58

NASA launched the Dawn Mission in 2007 to study the giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. New images from Vesta reveal oddities that seem almost water-like.

Atmosphere Lacking On Dwarf Planet Makemake
2012-11-21 15:33:44

New observations using three telescopes at the European Space Observatory's (ESO) Chile location have shown that the dwarf planet Makemake does not have much of an atmosphere after all.

Vesta May Hold The Secret To Youth
2012-10-31 13:50:22

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed data that shows protoplanet Vesta is continually stirring its outermost layer.

Vesta Has Planet-Like Faults
2012-09-27 12:35:00

New research reinforces the idea that the asteroid Vesta may actually have more of a history to it than just being a floating space rock.


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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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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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