News tagged with elemental composition

Dawn gets extra time to explore Vesta

( -- NASA's Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta, the second most massive object in the main asteroid belt. The mission ...

dateApr 19, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Glass sponge as a living climate archive

( -- Climate scientists have discovered a new archive of historical sea temperatures. With the help of the skeleton of a sponge that belongs to the Monorhaphis chuni species and that lived in the East China Sea ...

dateApr 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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GRaND seeks subsurface water ice on Ceres

The Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND) aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft is mapping the elemental composition of Ceres in a low altitude orbit, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface of the dwarf planet.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Space Exploration
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