asteroid Vesta

25 Jan 2012

NASAs Dawn spacecraft has produced a close up study of the asteroid, Vesta - see Vesta has a diameter of around 330 miles but surprisingly has a core, a mantle, and a crust - which seems more like a planet than an asteroid (see also )

Meanwhile, at there is a story that is worth reading if only out of curiosity as a Russian astronomer claims to have detected signs of life on Venus - it is even published in a journal, Solar System Research.