Dawn Mission

Dawn is a NASA Discovery mission that targeting Vesta and Ceres, the two most massive asteroids. It entered orbit around Vesta in July 2011, then departed a year later. It will arrive at Ceres in February 2015, making it the first probe ever to orbit two astronomical bodies other than Earth.

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Radio Programs

Asteroid Hunting Pointing the way to two asteroids Sunday, July 13, 2014
Moon and Ceres Peeking beneath the skin of an asteroid Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dawn III Speeding toward a new target Friday, August 24, 2012
Dawn II Piecing together the story of an asteroid Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dawn A witness to the dawn of the solar system Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Space Rocks Rocks from beyond Earth Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Dawn at Vesta III An asteroid with a difference Friday, July 15, 2011
Dawn at Vesta II A gentle ride to an asteroid Thursday, July 14, 2011
Dawn at Vesta Studying the dawn of the solar system Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Ready for Vesta Ready to map a giant asteroid Monday, May 2, 2011
Martian Dawn From Mars to the asteroid belt Monday, February 16, 2009

Featured Images

Artist's concept of water vapor around Ceres; HST image of Ceres
Watery Dwarf Friday, May 2, 2014
View of the asteroid Vesta from the Dawn spacecraft
Ready for Departure Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dawn's first view of Vesta after entering orbit, July 2011
Settling In Monday, July 18, 2011
Dawn spacecraft view of asteroid Vesta shortly before entering orbit
First Stop Friday, July 15, 2011
To the Dawn of the Solar System Monday, June 25, 2007

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