Van Allen mission sheds new light on Earth’s Radiation Belts
Launched only a short time ago, NASA’s mission to explore the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belts has revealed a wealth of data about this recently-discovered phenomenon.
NASA’s Dawn probe leaves Vesta, heads to Ceres
Nasa’s Dawn probe is a mission to explore the solar system’s two largest asteroids – Vesta and Ceres. Having spent around a year in orbit around Vesta, it has now left on course for Ceres, due to arrive in February 2015.