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As NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft speeds away from the giant asteroid Vesta, mission control has released two parting views using images that were among the last taken by Dawn.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has escaped the gravitational pull of the giant asteroid Vesta and is on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres.
The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres.
NASA announced on Monday a new mission, named InSight, that will launch in 2016 and will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth.
After successfully completing nearly five months scrutinizing the giant asteroid Vesta at its lowest orbit altitude, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin its final major science data-gathering phase at Vesta on June 15.
A new video from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The animation drapes high-resolution false color images over a 3-D model of the Vesta terrain constructed from Dawn's observations.
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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