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NASA's Dawn Mission
My mission has ended, but the science continues. Visit for the latest.
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All Space Considered Dec 5
.: This Is Your Life! Congratulations on an amazing mission of discovery and technology firsts. Hear all about this Friday at All Space Considered when we welcome Mission Manager Dr. Marc Rayman. Meet him in person or watch on GriffithObsrvatoryTV!
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NASA's Dawn Mission Nov 1
Replying to @NASA_Dawn
Following NASA’s strict planetary protection protocols, my engineers have placed me in an orbit around Ceres that should remain stable for decades. I’ll continue to circle as a satellite around one of the worlds I studied for so long. That’s no moon. That’s me.
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NASA's Dawn Mission Nov 1
My mission has ended—but the science hasn’t. Explorers will study my data for decades to come, while missions like , and others will continue their own quests to explore the solar system's other small worlds. Follow for the latest.
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NASA's Dawn Mission Nov 1
Eleven years. Billions of miles. Extended expeditions to two worlds from the dawn of our solar system, Vesta and Ceres. Now my mission has come to an end. To all the people who made this journey possible, thank you.
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NASA's Dawn Mission Oct 29
As we both approach the end of our missions, let me just say, it’s an honor to have flown with you, . “The Coincidence Between Two Overachieving NASA Missions:”
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NASA's Dawn Mission Oct 18
Oh, the places I’ve been. Look back at 11 years of discovery in just 60 seconds. More highlights:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 17
Let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up. How do you capture an 11-year odyssey through the asteroid belt to study the origins of the solar system? It’s not easy, but we gave it a shot:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Aug 22
From fuzzy dots to worlds: what we knew about and before my mission to the asteroid belt--and what we know now.
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NASA's Dawn Mission Aug 31
Ion engines are not just for TIE fighters! Learn about the high-tech propulsion that made my mission possible:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 7
Over the last 11 years, I’ve traveled out to the asteroid belt, and looked back to the beginnings of the solar system. Here are some of the highlights:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Oct 4
Have you seen my latest close-ups of Ceres? 📸 Take a look at recent images from my favorite dwarf planet:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 26
Rolling stones: these tracks in Urvara crater on Ceres came from boulders rolling down the crater’s walls. I captured this view in July, from an altitude of about 28 miles. Details:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 17
Let me explain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up. How do you capture an 11-year odyssey through the asteroid belt to study the origins of the solar system? It’s not easy, but we gave it a shot:
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NASA JPL Sep 8
The end is near for . Feast your eyes on amazing footage from this mission to the asteroid belt:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 8
Did you miss the science chat with my team about & and the upcoming end of my mission? Catch a replay at:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 7
Over the last 11 years, I’ve traveled out to the asteroid belt, and looked back to the beginnings of the solar system. Here are some of the highlights:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 7
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As we fire the engines, we change the orientation of the spacecraft so that the thrust is continuously directed in the optimal direction to maneuver from any orbit to another orbit.
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 7
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 7
After over 4 billion miles, I'm nearing the end of my journey. Join my team LIVE in Mission Control for an in-depth science chat at 11am PT (2pm ET, 1800 UTC). Tag questions
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NASA Sep 6
What's the only spacecraft that has orbited two deep-space destinations? It's ! This feat is enabled by its ion propulsion system, one of the neat things our experts will discuss on Fri., Sept 7 at 2pm ET. Ask questions with . More info:
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