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Dawn easing into its final science orbit

(Phys.org) -- 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 ...

dateJun 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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You're beautiful, Vesta

When UCLA's Christopher T. Russell looks at the images of the protoplanet Vesta produced by NASA's Dawn mission, he talks about beauty as much as he talks about science.

dateMay 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Stardust discovered in far-off planetary systems

Searching for extra-solar planets -- which are planets outside of our solar system -- is very popular these days. About 700 planets are known at the moment, a number that is continuously rising due to refined ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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