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Vesta's Hidden Attractions Provided By Dawn
2013-12-17 08:01:02

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite unspectacular color-wise. Vesta looks grayish, pitted by a variety of large and small craters. But scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, have re-analyzed the images of this giant asteroid obtained by Dawn's...

Dawn Mission Data Offers New Evidence On Vesta Asteroid's History
2013-11-07 15:32:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new paper published in the journal Nature rewrites the history of the giant asteroid Vesta, which was recently visited by NASA’s Dawn mission. It was during the Dawn mission that the spacecraft used its visible and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument to map out the surface of the asteroid, leading scientists to the belief that Vesta’s formation followed the script that rocky planets followed, where the mineral olivine should...

Carl Friedrich Gauss
2013-11-01 04:43:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sounding like a set-up for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live, 'REALLY?!? With Seth and Amy,' a story came out of Germany this week of a colossal mix up made 158 years ago. Of course, the SNL segment typically satirizes complete cock-ups, whereas the mistake made by those intended to categorize the brains of two prominent geniuses of the day was more what some might consider tragic. And the mishandling of the brains...

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Provides More Information On Asteroid Vesta
2013-09-27 17:17:01

[ Watch the Video: Asteroid Vesta Visited By NASA's Dawn Spacecraft ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The asteroid Vesta, the second largest in the asteroid belt, has been particularly interesting to astronomers since it was first discovered in 1807. Early observations by the Hubble telescope showed the asteroid was mostly composed like Earth; complete with a crust, mantle and core. It was also discovered that the color and composition of Vesta’s surface...

Researchers Compile Virtual Atlas Of Asteroid Vesta
2013-09-13 08:59:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomy enthusiasts can now take a virtual tour of the asteroid Vesta thanks to an atlas created from images captured during the Dawn Mission’s Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO), researchers announced Wednesday at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2013 in London. The atlas, which was presented by Dr. Thomas Roatsch of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was comprised of maps created from mosaics of 10,000 images...

2013-07-03 08:20:17

GLENVIEW, Ill., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) today announced that it has acquired Gold Pattern Holdings from private equity firm Actis. Gold Pattern Holdings owns 100% of Vesta Global Ltd., which holds a 100% equity stake in Vesta (Guangzhou) Catering Co., Ltd. ("Vesta"). Vesta is a leading Western kitchen equipment manufacturer in China. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Vesta's product portfolio is composed of Western cooking/warming...

NASA Scientists Find Striking Similarity Between Moon And Asteroids
2013-03-26 07:24:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from NASA´s Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), along with researchers from abroad, have discovered that Earth´s own natural satellite shares a striking similarity with Vesta, and perhaps other large asteroids roaming around the Solar System. The Moffett Field, California-based NLSI found that the same population of high-speed projectiles that bombarded the Moon four billion years ago, also impacted the giant...

Computer Simulations Help Explore Origins Of Our Solar System
2013-02-15 10:00:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Understanding past collisions between celestial bodies, including asteroids, could help researchers better understand the origins of our Solar System. After all, it was through a series of such collisions some four and a half billion years ago that our planetary system was formed. What started as a giant dusty gas cloud combined to form increasingly large clumps, and as these collided and combined, they grew into what we now...

2013-02-05 08:41:09

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Telcel, the leading mobile company in Mexico, has launched Recarga Amigo, an Android handset application that allows prepaid customers to make fast, on-the-go recharges 24x7x365. Powered by Vesta, a leader in electronic payments, the new app can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store at http://tinyurl.com/axfbl8a. Like Telcel's Mi Telcel web recharge service, the app is rich with convenient features including the ability for a...

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

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 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. Scientists are using the images, taken by Dawn's framing camera, to understand the impact environment early in Vesta's evolution. In the most comprehensive analysis of the dark material to date, Dawn scientists describe how this carbon-rich material tends to appear around the edges of two giant impact basins in...