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A space robot arrives at a new world: Dawn at Ceres

Sunday is my birthday, and NASA kindly decided to give me a whole asteroid. I got to write about it for The Daily Beast. 197 more words

Planetary Science

Dawn on Ceres: mission accomplished!

Today March, 6 NASA’s Dawn has finally completed its historic mission and entered Ceres’ orbit after 7.5 year of travel. The first space mission to have reached not one but two previously unexplored (dwarf) planets, Dawn has previously studied Ceres’ twin Vesta in 2011 and 2012 before moving on to its next target, the biggest celestial body on the asteroid belt. 280 more words


Dawn probe reaches Ceres orbit!

Or as I like to call it, a Ceres circuit. Ba-dum-bum!

But Ceres-ly, folks…

This morning, at about 1239 GMT (or 7:39 AM where I am), the… 271 more words

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Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

The ion-powered Dawn spacecraft was captured by the gravitational pull of Ceres – located between Mars and Jupiter – at 4:30 a.m., according to JPL. 287 more words


Dawn Spacecraft

March 6, 2015—NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. 315 more words


Hello Ceres! NASA Spacecraft On First Visit To Dwarf Planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet. 538 more words