Space

What We’ve Learned from the Dawn Mission So Far

The Dawn spacecraft has been exploring the two largest objects in the asteroid belt since 2007, and here’s what we’ve learned so far!

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Sources:
https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa66cd/meta
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6326/719
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/10091306-what-did-dawn-learn-at-vesta.html
https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/1997/97-191.txt
https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/timeline_trajectory.html
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6326/706.1
https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/journal_11_28_16
https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/pdfs/Dawn_Vesta_Ceres_Lithograph.pdf

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dawn_Flight_Configuration_2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dawn_ignition.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ceres-Vesta-Pluto-and-Moon-size-fr.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vesta_in_natural_color.jpg
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/blog/2014/3/so-close-yet-so-far-away-dawns-trajectory-explained
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vesta-HST-Color.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rheasilvia_and_older_basin,_Vesta.jpg
https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA15510
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MillbillillieMeteorite.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tatahouine_Diogenite_72g.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howardite_QUE94200.gif
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PIA20183-Ceres-MapOfBrightSpots-20151210.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PIA20358-Ceres-DwarfPlanet-HaulaniCrater-CloseupColor-20160419.jpg
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/dawn-discovers-evidence-for-organic-material-on-ceres

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