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Dawn gets the lowdown on Vesta

New images from NASA’s Dawn mission are allowing scientists to peel back the layers of giant asteroid Vesta and find out more about this asteroid. Dawn gets the lowdown on Vesta is a post from: Skymania News and Guide [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Dawn sees 'young' surface on giant asteroid Vesta

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

Like a Hollywood starlet constantly retouching her makeup, the giant asteroid Vesta is constantly stirring its outermost layer to present a young face. Data from NASA's Dawn mission show that a form of weathering that occurs on the ... Read Post

What is creating gullies on giant asteroid Vesta?

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

In a preliminary analysis of images from NASA's Dawn mission, scientists have spotted intriguing gullies that sculpt the walls of geologically young craters on the giant asteroid Vesta. The scientists have found narrow channels of t... Read Post

Dawn mission gets Vesta asteroid target practice

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

In the lead-up to orbiting the second most massive body in the asteroid belt this coming July, planners of NASA's Dawn mission to the giant asteroid Vesta and scientists have been practicing mapping Vesta's surface, producing still ... Read Post


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