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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit at Vesta

NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Saturday became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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Comet Hartley 2 Leaves a Bumpy Trail
Comet Hartley 2 Leaves a Bumpy Trail

New findings from NEOWISE, the asteroid- and comet-hunting portion of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission, show that comet Hartley 2 leaves a pebbly trail as it laps the sun, dotted with grains as big as golf balls.
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NASA Spacecraft to Enter Asteroid's Orbit on July 15
NASA Spacecraft to Enter Asteroid's Orbit on July 15

On 15 July, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.
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Dawn Team Members Check out Spacecraft
Dawn Team Members Check out Spacecraft

Mission managers for NASA's Dawn spacecraft are studying the spacecraft's ion propulsion system after Dawn experienced a loss of thrust on 27 June.
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First-Ever View of a Sungrazer Comet In Front of the Sun
First-Ever View of a Sungrazer Comet In Front of the Sun

For the first time ever, SDO captured a 20-minute movie of a comet streaking directly in front of the sun.
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Dawn Journal
Dawn Journal

Now more than halfway through its approach to Vesta, Dawn continues creeping up on the destination it has been pursuing since it began its interplanetary travels.
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Bend it Like Beckham! Small Asteroid to Whip Past Earth on June 27, 2011
Bend it Like Beckham! Small Asteroid to Whip Past Earth on June 27, 2011

Near-Earth asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 km (7,500 miles) above the Earth's surface on Monday, 27 June at about 9:30 EDT.
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Dawn Nears Start of Year-Long Stay at Giant Asteroid
Dawn Nears Start of Year-Long Stay at Giant Asteroid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid. The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16.
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Citizen Scientists: Discover a New Horizons Flyby Target
Citizen Scientists: Discover a New Horizons Flyby Target

The world is invited to help discover a potential new, icy follow-on destination for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, using the Ice Hunters website. New Horizons is currently en route to make the first flyby of the Pluto system.
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NASA Hosts Briefing To Preview Spacecraft Visit Of Large Asteroid
NASA Hosts Briefing To Preview Spacecraft Visit Of Large Asteroid

NASA will host a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 23, to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's year-long visit to the large asteroid Vesta.
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