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2011-07-20 10:10:00

NASA said on Wednesday that astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the dwarf planet Pluto.

2011-07-20 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.

2011-07-18 13:58:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta.

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2011-07-18 14:50:00

NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the first close-up image of the asteroid Vesta on Sunday.

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2011-07-17 05:25:00

NASA's Dawn probe successfully entered orbit around the asteroid Vesta on Saturday, the US space agency announced in a press release early Sunday morning.

2011-07-17 01:43:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Saturday became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Dawn will study the asteroid, named Vesta, for a year before departing for a second destination, a dwarf planet named Ceres, in July 2012.

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2011-07-14 14:55:00

NASA said its Dawn probe should go into orbit around the asteroid Vesta on Friday.

2011-07-14 09:22:00

PASADENA, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.

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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.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Titania -- Titania is the largest moon of Uranus. Titania was discovered on January 11, 1787 by William Herschel. All of the moons of Uranus are named for characters from Shakespeare or Alexander Pope. Names for the first four discovered moons of Uranus, Oberon, Titania, Ariel and Umbriel, were given by John Herschel, the son of William. Titania was named after Titania, the Queen of the Faeries in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania is composed of roughly 50% water...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Brown Dwarf -- Brown dwarfs are a special type of low-mass star (approximately 13-70 Jupiter masses) that do not have nuclear fusion occurring in their cores during their time on the main sequence. Early in their development most brown dwarf stars do have lithium fusion in their cores, and a lack of lithium is a test for low-mass objects that are suspected of being brown dwarfs. Many brown dwarfs continue to glow in the red and infrared after their lithium is exhausted. This glow is...

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