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Mar 3, 2015 03:18 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is about to make its second and final stop during its exploration of the asteroid belt and it is already returning some stunning images that are creating more questions than answers.
Feb 25, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As NASA's Dawn mission slowly spirals in on its dwarf planet target, Ceres' alien landscape is becoming sharper by the day.
Feb 17, 2015 12:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn probe is slowly closing in on its final destination and new observations of the dwarf planet Ceres are revealing a fascinatingly complex little world.
Feb 5, 2015 12:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New features on Ceres' icy surface are popping into view as NASA's Dawn spacecraft slowly spirals in on its final celestial target in the asteroid belt.
Feb 3, 2015 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Dawn mission has shown us unprecedented detail in dwarf planet Ceres' icy surface, but the adventure has only just begun.
Jan 28, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Liquid water apparently flowed on the surface of the huge asteroid Vesta briefly in the relatively recent past, a surprising new study suggests.
Jan 26, 2015 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA has released radar observations of the 325 meter-wide asteroid that flew safely past Earth today, but in those grainy observations, asteroid 2004 BL86 appears to have company -- a small moon.
Jan 26, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.
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