Latest Dawn Stories
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.
Astronomers suggest that water may have been delivered to Vesta through a build-up of small particles during an epoch when the Solar System was rich in dust.
According to findings reported in the journal Science, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed signs of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta.
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.
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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