The Dawn mission has been at the asteroid Vesta for several months.
This image obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA. Click on the image for a larger view.
Scientists believe their could be ice on Vesta.
Though generally thought to be quite dry, roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta is expected to be so cold and to receive so little sunlight that water ice could have survived there for billions of years, according to the first published models of Vesta's average global temperatures and illumination by the sun. LEARN MORE
After study is complete at Vesta, Dawn will move onto Ceres.
I love looking at photos of other worlds. They're fantastic. Some of those craters look big enough to hide a Milenium Falcon.
The Backworlds Blog Tour May 7th, 2012
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That ultra light lattice looks neat. What would you build from it? I'm thinking spaceships. Not surprising, huh? The mission to the Asteroid Belt fascinates me. What new things will we learn?