Dawn spacecraft achieves orbit around Ceres

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Dawn spacecraft achieves orbit around Ceres

Postby steve-fung » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:43 pm

Way to go NASA! Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 6:39 a.m. CST Friday, March 6, 2015.

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/na ... rf-planet/
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