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NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches protoplanet Vesta

NASA's Dawn mission to the doughnut-shaped asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which launched in September 2007, is now approaching Vesta, a protoplanet that is currently some 143 million miles from Earth. Many surprises are likely awaiting the spacecraft. read more
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid Vesta

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will study the asteroid, named Vesta, for a year before departing for a second destination, ... Read Post

News Flash: NASA Spacecraft to Enter Asteroid's Orbit Today

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (3 years ago)

NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta today, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid. The main asteroid belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn... Read Post

NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches protoplanet Vesta

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 years ago)

NASA's Dawn mission to the doughnut-shaped asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is approaching Vesta, some 220 million miles from Earth. Many surprises are likely awaiting the spacecraft. Read Post


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