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Dawn easing into its final science orbit

( -- 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 at Vesta on ...

dateJun 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Rapid testing of food quality

Whether fruit, meat or cheese - the quality of food is not always as consumers would like it to be. But, in future, a spectrometer will allow them to gage the quality of food before they buy it. No bigger than a sugar cube, ...

dateMay 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Cassini, Saturn Moon Photographer

NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully flew by Saturn's moons Enceladus and Dione during close flybys on May 2, 2012, capturing these raw images. The flybys were the last close encounters of these icy moons that Cassini will ...

dateMay 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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