Asteroid Vesta to reshape theories of planet formation
EPFL researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings, published today in Nature, questi ...
Presence of serpentine on Vesta suggests exogenic origin
(Phys.org) —Rocks are silent storytellers: because each mineral is created only under certain conditions, they provide insight into the evolution of the body on which they are found. Scientists from the ...
Nullarbor meteorite likely fragment of unknown asteroid
The first meteorite ever located solely using data from specially-placed cameras has been found to be geologically unique, presenting questions of its origins.
Curiosity spies asteroids from Mars surface for the first time
(Phys.org) —A new image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is the first ever from the surface of Mars to show an asteroid, and it shows two: Ceres and Vesta.
Ceres and Vesta Converge in Virgo
Don't let them pass you by. Right now and continuing through July, the biggest and brightest asteroids will be running on nearly parallel tracks in the constellation Virgo and so close together they'll easily ...
Vestas says record powerful wind turbine in operation
Danish wind technology giant Vestas said on Thursday that the world's most powerful wind turbine has begun operating, sweeping an area equivalent to three football fields.
Dawn creates guide to Vesta's hidden attractions
(Phys.org) —Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance. When viewed with the human eye, the giant asteroid Vesta, which was the object of scrutiny by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012, is quite ...
Dawn spacecraft fills out its Ceres dance card
(Phys.org) —It's going to be a ball when NASA's Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres, and mission managers have now inked in the schedule on Dawn's dance card.
Asteroid Vesta's mysterious olivine
(Phys.org) —Just when scientists thought they had a tidy theory for how the giant asteroid Vesta formed, a new paper from NASA's Dawn mission suggests the history is more complicated.
Take a virtual tour of Vesta with new high resolution atlases
An atlas of the asteroid Vesta, created from images taken during the Dawn Mission's Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO), is now accessible for the public to explore online. The set of maps has been created ...
WISE mission finds lost asteroid family members
(Phys.org) —Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
A meteorite mystery: Could this stone be the first meteorite from Mercury ever found?
(Phys.org) —Could this stone be the first meteorite from Mercury ever found? WUSTL's meteorite expert sifts the evidence.
Scientists find Moon, asteroids share history
(Phys.org) —NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system.