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Image credit: Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of 30,000 miles. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

When Spacecraft Dawn of NASA reached Ceres at 4:39 a.m. PST Friday morning, it was the first time for a man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet in human history. As confirmed by NASA, the purpose of the Dawn’s launching   is focused on studying the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet […]

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