New Ceres animation gives best view yet of dwarf planet's bright spots

New Ceres animation gives best view yet of dwarf planet's bright spots

 The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4, 2015. The images were taken from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers).

May 12, 2015, 14:04 PM IST
NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water

NASA probe indicates asteroid once had flowing water

One of the largest asteroids in our solar system - Vesta - may once have had flowing water which formed gullies and other erosion features on its surface, according to data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

Jan 26, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Giant asteroid Vesta`s hidden attractions revealed

When viewed with the human eye giant asteroid Vesta, looks quite unspectacular color-wise.

Dec 18, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

New images show giant impacts stained Vesta with Carbon-rich material

The images were obtained during Dawn’s year-long visit to Vesta that ended in September 2012.

Jan 04, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

NASA probe sees possible water-cut gullies on Vesta

Pictures of Vesta taken by NASA’s Dawn probe show complex gullies running down the walls of some craters.

Dec 07, 2012, 19:12 PM IST

Vesta is smallest known planetary object to have generated dynamo

A new study has found evidence that Vesta, the second-most-massive asteroid in the solar system, once harboured a dynamo.

Oct 12, 2012, 12:36 PM IST

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft finds hydrogen on asteroid Vesta

Vesta, the giant asteroid, has its own version of ring around the collar, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has revealed.

Sep 21, 2012, 11:26 AM IST

Beautiful` Vesta much more `varied and diverse than thought`

NASA`s Dawn mission has revealed giant asteroid Vesta`s surprising surface.

May 11, 2012, 15:18 PM IST

Giant asteroid Vesta `resembles Earth`

The giant asteroid Vesta has many features that are mostly associated with rocky planets like Earth, a new study has revealed.

Mar 24, 2012, 16:19 PM IST

Vesta may shed light on how Earth was formed

NASA``s Dawn spacecraft, which has returned after a four-year journey, has provided the first close-up views of the giant asteroid Vesta, a relic of planet-building that could provide an insight into how Earth was formed.

Jun 29, 2011, 13:54 PM IST