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DAWN officially finished its mission

After 9 years of space journey, DAWN space probe finished its primary mission successfully! Three days ago on June 30, DAWN probe finished its main mission. It sent to Earth 69000 images and 132 GB of data, among others with results of research performed on composition of surface of both celestial bodies. For example thanks to DAWN…
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Organics on Ceres may be in more numbers than initially thought

During the past year scientists who were involved with NASA’s Dawn mission had announced the identification of the organic material, to be precise as the carbon-based compounds which are very much required for life. Such detection was made in the form of exposition in patches on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. Recently a…
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NASA about to reach closest to Ceres, the Dwarf Planet

The Dawn spacecraft of NASA sent the closest picture of Ceres on 16th of May this year. At this time, the spacecraft came closest to this dwarf planet. It was about 440 kilometres away from the planet. Ceres is a giant asteroid and is also the one and only dwarf planet inside our solar system. …
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