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2012-08-08 02:31:22

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vesta Corporation (http://www.trustvesta.com), a global pioneer and leader in electronic payment solutions, today announced the expansion of Prepaid.com (http://www.prepaid.com), a recharge portal that allows mobile customers to send airtime to friends and family worldwide. The website features immediate recharging for prepaid phone accounts and allows expatriates and immigrants to conveniently stay in touch with friends and family,...

2012-08-07 14:21:14

FRANKLIN, Wis., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vesta Inc., a global leader in the medical device contract manufacturing industry, opened a Frankfurt location to support its expansion efforts overseas. With a growing client base in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Vesta's move to Frankfurt represents the company's dedication to support their customers' product development and manufacturing needs. "Hessen appreciates Vesta's commitment to and investment in our state," Dr. Thomas...

Dawn Spacecraft The Begin Final Science Orbit Today
2012-06-15 04:41:30

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, at an average altitude of 420 miles (680 kilometers) above the surface. Over the past six weeks, Dawn has been gently spiraling up from its lowest orbit - 130 miles, or 210 kilometers, above the surface - to the final planned science orbit, known as high-altitude mapping orbit...

2012-06-05 14:21:15

VESTAL, N.Y., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesdays throughout June, Emeritus at Woodland Place, a senior living community, will host an educational series for seniors and caregivers. Seminars will be led by highly experienced experts in the field of aging. Emeritus at Woodland Place is opening in Vestal this fall to provide assisted living services specifically designed for seniors living with memory loss. Days/Dates/Times: Tuesdays, June 12-26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A...

Dawn Spacecraft Reveals New Details Of Vesta
2012-03-21 13:22:22

NASA said on Wednesday its Dawn spacecraft has revealed new details about the surface of the asteroid Vesta. The space agency said its spacecraft shows new images and data of the diversity of Vesta's surface, revealing unusual geological features. Vesta is one of the brightest objects in the solar system and sits in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, visible to the naked eye from Earth. Dawn has found that some areas on the asteroid can be nearly twice as bright as others, which...

2012-03-21 06:20:47

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed unexpected details on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. New images and data highlight the diversity of Vesta's surface and reveal unusual geologic features, some of which were never previously seen on asteroids. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Vesta is one of the brightest objects in the solar system and the only asteroid in the so-called main belt between...

2012-03-06 11:16:38

Since last July, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta, and capturing images and other data that are providing surprising results to the delight and amazement of researchers. Dawn's mission is to help reveal the processes and conditions that marked the first few million years – the dawn – of the solar system; and the information the spacecraft has collected about Vesta is changing the way scientists think about the formation of our early universe. Born...

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2011-12-31 09:08:18

When NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around giant asteroid Vesta in July, scientists fully expected the probe to reveal some surprising sights. But no one expected a 13-mile high mountain, two and a half times higher than Mount Everest, to be one of them. The existence of this towering peak could solve a longstanding mystery: How did so many pieces of Vesta end up right here on our own planet? For many years, researchers have been collecting Vesta meteorites from "fall sites"...

Dawn Provides New 3D Views Of Asteroid Vest
2011-12-02 10:31:47

[ Watch the Video ] Glide over the giant asteroid Vesta with NASA's Dawn spacecraft in a new 3-D video.  Dawn has been orbiting Vesta since July 15, obtaining high-resolution images of its bumpy, cratered surface and making other scientific measurements. The new video is best viewed with red-blue glasses, and incorporates images from Dawn's framing camera from July to August 2011. It was created by Dawn team member Ralf Jaumann of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The images...

Image 1 - Dawn Finds Vesta's Mountains, Rough Surface, And Old-young Dichotomy In Hemispheres
2011-10-03 11:44:30

NASA´s Dawn mission, which has been orbiting Vesta since mid-July, has revealed that the asteroid´s southern hemisphere boasts one of the largest mountains in the Solar System. Other results show that Vesta´s surface, viewed at different wavelengths, has striking diversity in its composition particularly around craters.  The surface appears to be much rougher than most asteroids in the main asteroid belt.  Preliminary results from crater age dates indicate that areas...