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.
When asteroid 2004 BL86 passed near Earth on January 26, it wasn't alone. A small moon came along for the ride.
At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.
You don't have to duck, but a good-sized asteroid will make a fairly close flyby of Earth at the end of the month.
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.
NASA debuts stunning high-resolution pictures of the gargantuan 330-mile-diameter Vesta asteroid.
IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.
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.
NASA calls on industry, academia, government agencies, and citizens alike to find ways to identify and ward off asteroid threats.
The space agency is betting that spinning a few threads of yarn is a good way to get people psyched about science and technology.