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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.
NASA launched the Dawn Mission in 2007 to study the giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. New images from Vesta reveal oddities that seem almost water-like.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed data that shows protoplanet Vesta is continually stirring its outermost layer.
Scientists have determined that the second-most-massive asteroid in the solar system may have once had an active dynamo.
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.
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.