5 Weird Things About 4 Vesta
When Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers first glimpsed Vesta on March 29, 1807 — this date in history — the asteroid was but a small point of light.
Dawn Departs Asteroid Vesta Sep. 4th for Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dawn spacecraft departs Sept 4th from asteroid Vesta for dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will skip some final low res. pix due to reaction wheel problem spacecraft experienced previously.
dawn mission update: vesta no longer fuzzy blob
Dawn spacecraft spent past month mapping asteroid 4 Vesta in a 420 mile High Altitude Mapping Orbit (HAMO). An article at Space Daily, “Dawn Journal for October,” reveals successful phase […]
asteroid 4 vesta: factoids and vestoids
Asteroid 4 Vesta is the brightest object in the Asteroid belt, sometimes, viewable with the naked eye. German Astronomer Heinrich Olbers discovered Vesta, on March 29, 1807, the fourth “minor […]
Rocks on the Brain: Dawn Mission to Enter Vesta Orbit Soon
Do you think anyone that’s interested in the Dawn mission at Vesta has rocks on their brain? How can anyone get worked up about a rock in the asteroid belt, you ask?
dawn closing in on vesta
Mission enters exciting phase as Dawn spacecraft closes in on brightest object in asteroid belt, Vesta. The image of Vesta (pictured) is from Hubble telescope, but according to Emily Ladawalla […]