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Vesta, formally designated 4 Vesta, is one of the largest asteroids, with a mean diameter of about 530 kilometres (330 mi). It was discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on March 29, 1807 and is named after the Roman virgin goddess of home and hearth, Vesta. Comprising an estimated 9% of the mass of the entire asteroid belt,
Dawn is a spacecraft sent by NASA with international cooperation on a space exploration mission to the two largest members of the asteroid belt — Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn mission is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C. Launched on September 27, 2007, Dawn reached Vesta on July 16, 2011, which it will orbit and explore until 2012. It is scheduled to reach Ceres in 2015. It will be the first spacecraft to visit either body.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by Misterlondon
I like the guy; he's the most enthusiastic BS artist in the field and should be taxed for overusing (!) in his articles.
Hoagland announced that the Russian SLBM had in fact been captured by Dark Forces intent on preventing mankind's exploration of outer space. These Dark Forces, he explained, were probably headed by Nazi officers who had escaped into space after World War II. To Hoagland, this was a sufficient explanation of President Obama's desire to cancel Project Constellation, since Obama had clearly accepted that any attempt to return to the Moon would be thwarted by the superior technology of the Nazis in space.
Originally posted by the_0bserver85
Great imagination ! ........ uh .....uhm.....good for you, man.
I cry for the future of UFO/E.T subject.....it'll always be alughed at.
Originally posted by NISMOALTI
i see grooves in it also, prob from it spinning really fast and hitting another rock and that shaved the grooves in it. an idea at least eh