Now You Can Fly Around Asteroid Vesta and Explore Every Crevice 

NASA launched Dawn spacecraft in 2007 to study two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt: Vesta and Ceres. And now here is an amazing interactive tool, very similar to Google Earth, called Vesta Trek, which let you explore Vesta—one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System—on your own. » 4/01/15 9:45am Yesterday 9:45am

The Long, Spiraling Path NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Will Take to Ceres

Over the next few months, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be slowly spiraling down toward Ceres, a dwarf planet out in the asteroid belt. Ceres' gravity and Dawn's ion drive will work together to pull the spacecraft into a tighter and tighter orbit, which is rather mesmerizing traced out in full like this. » 2/06/15 5:00pm 2/06/15 5:00pm

This Is The Greatest View Of Dwarf Planet Ceres We Have Ever Seen

The Dawn spacecraft has done it: it is now taking the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet Ceres that have ever been seen. Not only is this new image better than the historic Hubble Space Telescope image, but every new release will be better than the one before until it arrives in orbit this March. » 1/28/15 2:15pm 1/28/15 2:15pm

This Is the Dwarf Planet Ceres Spinning on Its Axis

A Full View of the Gigantic Asteroid Vesta

At 330 miles in diameter, Vesta is the second most massive object in the asteroid belt. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting it for some time now, but it's finally generated an image which shows the asteroid in all its glory. » 10/01/13 4:34am 10/01/13 4:34am

First Image of Asteroid Vesta Captured From Its Orbit

At 330 miles in diameter, Vesta is the second most massive object in the asteroid belt. On Friday 15, NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered its orbit firing its ion thruster to reduce its speed. Then it captured this image. » 7/18/11 4:01pm 7/18/11 4:01pm