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Giant asteroid Vesta`s hidden attractions revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:25

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

Asteroid Vesta`s weathering unlike other space bodies

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 19:40

Data from NASA’s Dawn mission has revealed that the giant asteroid Vesta is constantly stirring its outermost layer to present a young face.

Origin of enormous troughs on giant asteroid Vesta revealed

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 16:50

Scientists have been trying to determine the origin of unusual troughs on asteroid Vesta since their discovery just last year.

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft to leave giant asteroid Vesta for dwarf planet

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 12:21

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft is set to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations.

Giant asteroid Vesta `resembles Earth`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 16:19

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

Asteroid has mountain 3 times bigger than Everest

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 15:46

A newly-released image from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows a mountain three times as high as Mt Everest, in the south polar region of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Scientists stunned by surface of asteroid Vesta

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 08:54

The first close-up pics of asteroid Vesta reveal a northern hemisphere littered with craters including a trio nicknamed "Snowman" and a smoother southern half.

NASA spacecraft orbiting asteroid Vesta

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 22:28

NASA`s Dawn spacecraft was captured into orbit around the massive asteroid Vesta after a 1.7 billion-mile journey and is preparing to begin a study of a surface.

Dawn spacecraft enters asteroid Vesta`s orbit

Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 16:54

The US spacecraft Dawn has for the first time entered the orbit of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the solar system.