NASA craft sends images of giant asteroid

New images may aid future missions when astronauts attempt to land on asteroids in the next decade.

    The US space agency NASA has revealed the first images of one of the largest asteroids in the solar system. 

    Asteroid Vesta, nicknamed "Snowman", was captured by NASA's Dawn Spacecraft framing camera from a distance of 3,200 miles.

    The astral body is believed to date back to the first five million years of the solar system. 

    Now scientists are trying to uncover what caused the dark grooves on the asteroid's surface.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?

    Blood-rusted Sword: Elite force of Saudi crown prince

    Blood-rusted Sword: Elite force of Saudi crown prince

    Al-Ajrab Sword Brigade, formed in 2015, comprises elite forces from across Saudi military ranks.

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.