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Does Asteroid Vesta have a moon?

( -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken. What will researchers ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Dawn approaches asteroid Vesta

After three and a half years years of thrusting silently through the void, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on the threshold of a new world. It's deep in the asteroid belt, less than 4 months from giant asteroid Vesta.

dateApr 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Can WISE find the hypothetical 'Tyche'?

( -- In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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