10.31.12 - Like a Hollywood starlet constantly retouching her makeup, the giant asteroid Vesta is constantly stirring its outermost layer to present a young face.
09.26.12 - Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggest troughs sculpted around Vesta's middle are likely dropped blocks of terrain bounded by faults.
09.26.12 - Observations by NASA’s Dawn mission suggest that hydrated minerals were delivered to Vesta in a radically different way than how they were deposited on the moon.
09.20.12 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed that the giant asteroid Vesta has its own version of ring around the collar.
09.11.12 - NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year.
09.05.12 - Mission controllers have confirmed that Dawn has left Vesta.
08.30.12 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations, to help scientists answer questions about the formation of our solar system.
08.13.12 - Engineers are working on part of a system that helps the Dawn spacecraft point precisely. The rest of the spacecraft is otherwise healthy.
06.14.12 - NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will begin its final prime science phase at Vesta on June 15.
06.06.12 - A new video from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
05.10.12 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and kinship with terrestrial planets and Earth's moon.
05.07.12 - NASA will host a news conference on Thursday, May 10, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) to present a new analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta using data from the agency's Dawn spacecraft.
04.25.12 - Findings from Dawn reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure.
04.18.12 - NASA's Dawn mission has received official confirmation that 40 extra days have been added to its exploration of the giant asteroid Vesta.
03.21.12 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed unexpected details on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
01.25.12 - Roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta is expected to be so cold, with so little sunlight, that water ice could have survived there for billions of years.
12.21.11 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the giant asteroid Vesta from its low-altitude mapping orbit.
12.12.11 - NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta today, beginning a new phase of science observations.
12.05.11 - New color data from NASA's Dawn mission give scientists an inside look at the chemical composition of giant asteroid Vesta.
12.01.11 - Glide over the giant asteroid Vesta with NASA's Dawn spacecraft in a new 3-D video.