Latest Dawn Spacecraft Stories
The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.
The asteroid Vesta, the second largest in the asteroid belt, has been particularly interesting to astronomers since it was first discovered in 1807.
According to findings reported in the journal Science, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed signs of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta.
The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres.
After successfully completing nearly five months scrutinizing the giant asteroid Vesta at its lowest orbit altitude, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin its final major science data-gathering phase at Vesta on June 15.
NASA said on Wednesday its Dawn spacecraft has revealed new details about the surface of the asteroid Vesta.
Dawn took this image during its current orbit of Vesta, traveling from the day side to the night side.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.