Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt -- Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. Continue reading →
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
Seems like the second-largest object in the asteroid belt is really not an asteroid at all.
NASA has unveiled the first close-up image of the asteroid Vesta, the second largest body in the main asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
In a surprise finding, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has discovered the protoplanet is rich in hydrogen, which most likely was delivered by water-bearing meteorites striking the body.
NASA has created a virtual 3D tour of the famous protoplanet.