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Asteroid rockhounds rejoice: NASA unveils geologic map of Vesta

Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, gets its own geologic map showing its history of meteorite impact craters over its billions of years of existence.

By November 18, 2014


This dwarf planet may contain more freshwater than Earth

Using the Herschel Telescope, the European Space Agency has detected water vapor on Ceres, the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt. And it just may have a whole lot of it.

By January 22, 2014


Up close with one of the solar system's biggest asteroids

NASA debuts stunning high-resolution pictures of the gargantuan 330-mile-diameter Vesta asteroid.

By September 13, 2013


IBM's big data helps Vestas wind turbines crank

IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.

By October 25, 2011


NASA issues asteroid 'Grand Challenge' to all

NASA calls on industry, academia, government agencies, and citizens alike to find ways to identify and ward off asteroid threats.

By June 18, 2013


Ion-powered Dawn begins study of asteroid Vesta

Four years after launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally in orbit around Vesta, beaming back spectacular images of a tortured surface dating back to the formation of the solar system.

By August 1, 2011


Space inspires sci-fi. NASA uses sci-fi to inspire

The space agency is betting that spinning a few threads of yarn is a good way to get people psyched about science and technology.

By August 23, 2011


A cook top that lets you keep your counterspace

Newly designed smart cook top can be stored against the wall when it's not in use

By September 29, 2008


OS X Odds & Ends: File extensions; Console log file; HP PSC 950; 10.1 documentation updated; more

OS X Odds & Ends: File extensions; Console log file; HP PSC 950; 10.1 documentation updated; more

By November 7, 2001