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The fate of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is still undecided | Astronomy.com

The fate of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is still undecided | Astronomy.com

Image of Ceres by the Dawn spacecraft on March 1, 2015

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Maps the Surface of Ceres

Image of Ceres by the Dawn spacecraft on March 1, 2015

Dawn spacecraft captures a sunlit Ceres on cam

Dawn spacecraft captures a sunlit Ceres on cam

This animation shows the north pole of dwarf planet Ceres as seen by the Dawn spacecraft on April Dawn was at a distance of miles kilometres) when its framing camera took these images.

Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres - Dawn has entered its approach phase toward Ceres -The spacecraft will arrive at Ceres on March 6, 2015

Dawn Spacecraft Begins Approach to Dwarf Planet Ceres - Dawn has entered its approach phase toward Ceres -The spacecraft will arrive at Ceres on March 6, 2015

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft that…

Pongal Catena on Ceres, via NASA's Dawn spacecraft

Pongal Catena on Ceres, via NASA's Dawn spacecraft

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft has captured its first images of the dwarf planet Ceres. According to Space Flight Insider, Dawn was launched back in September of 2007

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft has captured its first images of the dwarf planet Ceres. According to Space Flight Insider, Dawn was launched back in September of 2007

Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres! The Dawn spacecraft has made history. It has become the first mission to visit a dwarf planet when it successfully slipped into Ceres’ orbit this morning. 3/6/15 Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres! The Dawn spacecraft has made history. It has become the first mission to visit a dwarf planet when it successfully slipped into Ceres’ orbit this morning. 3/6/15 Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this image of the dwarf planet Ceres' heavily cratered surface on May 23, 2015, from a distance of 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers).<br />

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured this image of the dwarf planet Ceres' heavily cratered surface on May 23, 2015, from a distance of 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers).<br />

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