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Dawn probe showed pole of the asteroid Ceres - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 06:00

After spending more than a month in orbit with the dark side of the dwarf planet Ceres, Dawn spacecraft NASA captures some fascinating species of illuminated by the Sun north pole of this mysterious celestial body. These photos were taken on April 10 from a distance of 33,000 kilometers, and they are the most detailed views of Ceres today.

In the future, new pictures of Ceres will explore its surface in an even higher resolution.

Dawn spacecraft arrived at Ceres March 6 to make the first in the history of spaceflight output automatic research station in orbit around the dwarf planet. Before that, the spacecraft giant asteroid Vesta investigated for 14 months, from 2011 to 2012. Dawn probe is also the only holder of the title of the spacecraft, in orbit once visited two space objects.



Ceres, the average diameter of which is about 950 kilometers, is the largest body of the Main asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn spacecraft used its ion engines to use them to make the maneuver on entering his first "scientific" orbit, which he reached by 23 April. The spacecraft will remain at a distance of 13,500 kilometers from the surface of the dwarf planet until May 9. He subsequently reduce the height and move to a lower altitude.
 


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