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Ceres from a distance of 145,000 kilometers - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 07 February 2015 11:55

Every day Dawn spacecraft is getting closer and closer to Ceres - the largest celestial body inside the orbit of Neptune, which has not yet visited the earth phones. Closing speed on space standards is very small - only 100 meters per second, and continues to decrease. March 6, 2015, when the rate of mutual Ceres and Dawn fall back in a few times, the spacecraft will be gently captured by the gravitational field of Ceres, and will be its first artificial satellite.

February 4, at a distance of 145,000 kilometers from Ceres, Dawn spent filming a new dwarf planet. Resolution images was 14 kilometers per pixel, which is 2.2 times more of the best pictures Hubble. The apparent diameter of the disc Ceres reached 70 pixels.


From a series of images taken on February 4, was made a short video illustrating the rotation around its axis of Ceres.

Next shot is scheduled for February 12. On this day, Dawn will be at a distance of 83 thoUSAnd. Km from Ceres, the expected resolution images - 7.8 km per pixel. At this time, the quality of the best pictures Hubble is exceeded by 3.8 times.


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