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Dawn Mission Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Dawn launched 10 years ago on Sept. 27, 2007. Credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Rafael Hernandez   Dawn Mission Celebrates 10 Years in Space Ten years ago, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid …

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Dawn Mission Wins Two Awards

Members of the Dawn mission accept the 2015 Robert J. Collier Trophy recognition. From left to right: Joseph Makowski of Orbital ATK, Keyur Patel of JPL, Robert Mase of JPL, Marc Rayman of JPL and Michael Violet of Orbital ATK. …

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NASA Probe Is Investigating Weird Spots On Ceres

“Ceres itself is very dark. It’s one of the darkest asteroids visited,” says Carle Pieters. “But these spots were much, much brighter than everything else on the surface.” This image of bright spots in the Occatur Crater was taken by …

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Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission launched September 27, 2007. It traveled to the asteroid Vesta, where it remained in orbit from July 2011 to July 2012 before heading to Ceres. It is slated to spend five months studying the dwarf planet, though …

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