acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Nasa Spacecraft to Enter Large Asteroid's Orbit on July 15


Asteroid Vesta

The spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 9, 2011 from a distance of about 26,000 miles (41,000 kilometers) from Vesta.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

On July 15, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.

From NASA
View Full Article


 

No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account