Blog Archives

A Spin Through the Inner Solar System

More than 50 years of planetary exploration have yielded a rich harvest of data, including many volumes of pictures. These images have revealed the faces of nearly all the nearby worlds, which have turned out to be both forboding and

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Blog, pictures, videos & podcasts

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

Tagged with: ,
Posted in pictures

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.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in news

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

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in pictures

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.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in pictures
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Archives