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06/03/2015 Dawn spacecraft enters orbit of the Dwarf planet Ceres

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What Dawn Discovered on Vesta and Ceres

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Why This Mysterious Dwarf Planet Is Baffling Scientists

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What Is The Dwarf Planet Ceres?

The probe was launched in 2007. Her mission was to study protoplanets, baby planets, in the asteroid belt, Vesta, and Ceres. The probe was managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with spacecraft components contributed by European partners. It was the first probe with the ion propulsion, which creates thrust by accelerating ions with electricity.
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    • Mission summary 

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