12.14.12 - Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a series of radar data images of a three-mile-long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid that made its closest approach to Earth on Dec. 12, 2012.
11.26.12 - Images of asteroid 2007 PA8 have been generated with data collected by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar.
11.05.12 - Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have obtained several radar images depicting near-Earth asteroid 2007 PA8.
11.02.12 - Comet 168P/Hergenrother is breaking up, right before our very eyes.
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.
10.12.12 - A team of scientists from JPL needed some space. When a large fireball turned night into day over Battle Mountain, Nev. they knew they had their chance.
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.
06.15.12 - Researchers anticipate that asteroid 2011 AG5, discovered in January 2011, will fly safely past and not impact Earth in 2040.
06.06.12 - A new video from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
05.24.12 - A scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has accurately determined the mass of a nearby asteroid from millions of miles away.
05.16.12 - Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids.
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.
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.
04.24.12 - Scientists have a size estimate for an impressive fireball that was witnessed over California’s Central Valley Sunday (4/22).
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.