29 Results for



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


Big asteroid to buzz Earth on Halloween, not another like it until 2027

An unexpected and large asteroid is coming around for a rare flyby, zipping past Earth close enough for scientists to get a good look.

By October 20, 2015


NASA shows Ceres' bright spots in 'striking new detail'

The mysterious bright spots shining on dwarf planet Ceres go under closer inspection with a newly released NASA image.

By September 9, 2015


NASA's Dawn zooms in on Ceres' towering conical mountain

A 4-mile-high mountain on dwarf planet Ceres comes into focus as the Dawn spacecraft scoots up close for its most detailed images yet.

By August 25, 2015


NASA says chill out, there's no doomsday asteroid next month

Rumors of an Earth-shattering asteroid impact scheduled for September are blown off course by NASA applying science to the fear-mongering.

By August 20, 2015


Rosetta and Dawn: Why the landmark spacecraft will have very different fates

Two iconic spacecraft are approaching the end of their missions, but plans for their final resting places are very different. Crave's Eric Mack considers why.

By June 23, 2015


Get up close with Ceres' weird bright spots in new NASA photo

NASA's Dawn spacecraft cozies up to the fascinating dwarf planet Ceres and sends back the best look yet at its oddball bright spots.

By June 10, 2015


Take a fascinating flight around dwarf planet Ceres in new NASA video

Using a series of photos captured by the Dawn spacecraft, along with the addition of a background star field, NASA has created a fun trip around Ceres.

By June 8, 2015


NASA's Dawn gazes at Ceres' sunlit north pole

Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.

By April 17, 2015


Dwarf planet Ceres reveals surface secrets in NASA color map

Dawn's first color map of Ceres shows the dwarf planet's mottled surface hints at a vibrant and active past.

By April 13, 2015