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Vesta Full Frame

Vesta Image from 5,200 kilometers Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA See also full rotation movie of Vesta. The Dawn spacecraft has completed imaging of Vesta from an altitude of 5,200 kilometers and … Continue reading

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Is an Earth Trojan Asteroid the Logical Target for the "Flexible Path"?

Asteroid 2010 TK7 is circled in green. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA Scientists using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the first Trojan Asteroid in Earth orbit. Trojans orbit at a location in front of or … Continue reading

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Craters on Vesta

Craters on Vesta Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the protoplanet Vesta with its framing camera on July 18, 2011. It was taken from a distance … Continue reading

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Mission to Asteroid Itokawa – The Seven Year Voyage

ISDC conference report by Dave Fischer Professor Jun’ichiro Kawaguchi presented the history and results of the Hayabusa program, formally known as MUSES-C. Professor Kawaguchi is the Program Manager for the MUSES-C program at the Lunar and Planetary Exploration Program Group … Continue reading

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