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NASA's Dawn Mission
The only spacecraft to orbit one solar system target, Vesta, and then orbit another: Ceres! Thx ion propulsion. Dawn's Communications team
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NASA's Dawn Mission 30m
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
Replying to @Super_Grover @NASA
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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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 5
The largest crater is 22 miles in diameter. The distance from the camera to the limb of Ceres is about 455 miles, and the distance from the lower right corner of the picture to the limb is about 105 miles. See:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 4
-- Join members of my team for a Science Chat streamed live from at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Friday, Sept. 7. We’ll discuss discoveries from my journey in the asteroid belt, and the approaching end of my 11-year mission. Details:
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NASA's Dawn Mission Sep 4
-- Join members of my team for a Science Chat streamed live from at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Friday, Sept. 7. We’ll discuss discoveries from my journey in the asteroid belt, and the approaching end of my 11-year mission. Details:
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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 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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