NASA’s Dawn spacecraft runs out of fuel in the asteroid belt
Q&A with Marc Rayman, chief engineer on NASA’s Dawn mission (members only)
Scientists thrilled with closer views of Ceres’ famous salty crater
Dawn spacecraft flying low over Ceres
NASA’s Dawn mission gears up for close look at Ceres
Scientists celebrate 10th anniversary of Dawn mission’s launch
In the ten years since its launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has orbited the two largest worlds in the asteroid belt and overcome defective components that threatened to derail the mission on its 4 billion-mile voyage, discovering unexpectedly rich geologic tapestries suggesting both destinations have a watery past.
Q&A with Carol Raymond, deputy principal investigator on NASA’s Dawn mission
Dawn mission managers await NASA decision on spacecraft’s future
Hunt for water at Ceres goes underground
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has continued its survey of the dwarf planet Ceres this year, discovering rock-bound ice hidden just beneath the airless world’s rugged surface and a handful of icy outcrops inside craters in the northern hemisphere, raising hopes that Ceres could have once held a buried habitable ocean of liquid water.