NASA Dawn Spacecraft Approaches Dwarf Planet, Ceres (VIDEO)

January 1, 2015 2:20 PM

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has officially entered its approach phase toward the dwarf planet, Ceres. The spacecraft should be able to provide some novel insights into the Texas-sized planet that's never been visited before.

Dawn launched in 2007 and is currently scheduled to enter Ceres' orbit in March 2015. The spacecraft itself only recently emerged from solar conjunction, in which the spacecraft was on the opposite side of the sun and which, in turn, limited communication with antennas on Earth. Now, mission control...

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