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NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches protoplanet Vesta

By abe10tiger
Jun 10, 2011
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  1. Science News
    NASA's Dawn mission to the doughnut-shaped asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, which launched in September 2007, is now approaching Vesta, a protoplanet that is currently some 143 million miles from Earth. Many surprises are likely awaiting the spacecraft.

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    An artist's rendition of Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/McREL)

    Source:www.sciencedaily.com
     

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