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• January 30, 2015
Dawn's chief engineer Marc Rayman gives an update on the mission as it gets ever closer to its next target: The dwarf planet Ceres.
• January 27, 2015
Last week's Dawn images of Ceres were just slightly less detailed than Hubble's best. This week's are just slightly better.
• January 20, 2015
Dawn has captured a series of photos of a rotating Ceres whose resolution is very close to Hubble's, and they show tantalizing surface details.
• January 15, 2015
This year we achieve the first exploration of these curious but fascinating objects. Paul Schenk explains what we may learn about them.
• December 29, 2014
As Dawn looks toward the new world of Ceres, Mission Director Marc Rayman looks back on Ceres' discovery.
• December 05, 2014
Okay, so the fact that Ceres is round is not news. It's still thrilling to see Ceres begin to come into focus as a round world.
• November 02, 2014
Marc Rayman gives the latest update on the Dawn mission, focusing this time on the performance of its ion propulsion system.
• September 02, 2014
Marc Rayman updates us on the Dawn mission, its plans from high to low altitude mapping orbits at Ceres, and what the intrepid spacecraft will pursue next.
• June 03, 2014
This month Dawn's mission director Marc Rayman continues the preview of how Dawn will explore Ceres, this time in its survey orbit.
• March 14, 2014
Continue exploring Mars and learn about asteroids in this video of class 6 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class.
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