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Not the Only Robot in the Sky: Curiosity’s Cousins

Not the Only Robot in the Sky: Curiosity’s Cousins – 5 less well-known, but still amazing, space missions.

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Hidden Treasures

The robotic spacecraft Dawn has now settled into its science orbit around the second-largest asteroid, Vesta. Dawn is now orbiting at a distance of about 2,700 kilometres, some six times closer than when the initial observations, such as the one

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Dawn Begins Official Science Phase, Investigates Weird Crater

The robotic spacecraft Dawn has now settled into its science orbit around the second-largest asteroid, Vesta. Dawn is now orbiting at a distance of about 2,700 kilometres, some six times closer than when the initial observations were made last month.

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Spin Cycle

A new movie taken by the robotic spacecraft Dawn shows the giant asteroid Vesta in rotation, revealing details of its surface like never before. Image credit: NASA/JPL/UCLA

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All Eyes on Vesta

From JPL: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 9, 2011.

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