Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Dawn orbits dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft added another trophy today to the conquest of space as it went into orbit around Ceres. According to the space agency, the unmanned probe arrived at about 4:39 am PST and is currently circling the dwarf planet at an altitude of about 38,000 miles (61,000 km) – making it not only the first spacecraft to reach a dwarf planet, but also the first to orbit two extraterrestrial bodies... Continue Reading Dawn orbits dwarf planet Ceres

Section: Space

Tags: Asteroid, Ceres, Dawn, Dwarf planet, ion engine, NASA, Orbit, Spacecraft, Unmanned

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