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Dawn Ceres image bonanza: Grab your 3D glasses!

Emily Lakdawalla • September 09, 2015 • 4

For months, Dawn has been steadily, methodically sharing dozens of images of brand-new sights of a previously unexplored icy world. For the last couple of days I've been making up for lost time, completely buried in the Dawn Ceres images, and I have some maps and 3D anaglyphs to share with you.

Populating the OSIRIS-REx Science Deck

Dante Lauretta • September 01, 2015 • 1

The assembly of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues, with many elements integrated onto the spacecraft ahead of schedule. Last month both OTES and OVIRS were delivered to Lockheed Martin and installed on the science deck.

Dawn Journal: Mapping Ceres

Marc Rayman • August 22, 2015 • 48

More than two centuries after its discovery, Ceres is being mapped in great detail by the Dawn spacecraft. Chief Engineer and Mission Director Marc Rayman gives an update on Dawn's progress.

Dawn Journal: Descent to HAMO

Marc Rayman • July 30, 2015 • 26

With a wonderfully rich bounty of pictures and other observations already secured, Dawn is now on its way to an even better vantage point around dwarf planet Ceres.

Proposals to Explore the Solar System’s Smallest Worlds

Van Kane • July 27, 2015 • 10

Van Kane rounds up some of the latest NASA Discovery mission proposals aiming to explore our solar system's smallest bodies.

Dawn at Ceres: A haze in Occator crater?

Andrew Rivkin • July 21, 2015 • 17

While Pluto deservedly stole the headlines last week, Chris Russell’s Dawn update at the Exploration Science Forum at NASA Ames reminded us that the other dwarf planets are also sharing their secrets with eager scientists.

OSIRIS-REx – Testing In Progress

Annie Wargetz • July 17, 2015

While the OLA, OCAMS, and REXIS instruments on the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continue working towards their deliveries, other hardware onsite at Lockheed is undergoing testing prior to installation. The hardware is put through tests here on Earth prior to launching into space.

Dawn Journal: Ceres' Intriguing Geology

Marc Rayman • June 30, 2015 • 10

Dawn is continuing to unveil a Ceres of mysteries at the first dwarf planet discovered. Mission Director Marc Rayman gives us an update.

Five steps to prevent asteroid impacts

Bruce Betts • June 30, 2015 • 3

For Asteroid Day, Bruce Betts reviews 5 steps needed to prevent asteroid impacts, as well as how The Planetary Society is involved in those.

Dawn Journal: Spiralling Closer to Ceres

Marc Rayman • May 29, 2015 • 6

Dawn's Chief Engineer and Mission Director Marc Rayman gives an update as the spacecraft's orbit takes it even closer to the dwarf planet Ceres.

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