- A NASA spacecraft has reached a new phase of its mission to Vesta, the second-largest asteroid in the solar system, and is on track to arrive at the huge space rock in July.
The probe, NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is now using cameras for the first time to aid its approach to Vesta, a massive asteroid that many astronomers classify as a protoplanet. If all goes well, the ion-propelled probe should enter orbit around Vesta on July 16 to begin a year-long study of the mysterious space rock. Full story:
* A Late Birth for the Earth and Moon... Modern Science and the Ancient Writings on the Genesis of the Solar System - Zecharia Sitchin - "The Twelfth Planet": "The planet Nibiru and its seven satellites to head towards Tiamat... Kingu, Tiamat's main satellite, is protected in the course of the collision and becomes our Moon... One of Nibiru's satellites cut Tiamat in two, thus forming the "Sky", the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the other half formed the Earth, with its own, independent orbit... Silver tells a volatile story of Earth's origin: Water was present during its birth... Scientists finds evidence of water ice on asteroid's surface... The Moon may have formed in a nuclear explosion:http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2010/06/late-birth-for-earth-and-moon.html