NASA positions the spacecraft Dawn to capture the next images of the dwarf planet Ceres. This will be Dawn's next descent to Ceres, where it will also gather data on the dwarf planet.
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NASA's Dawn will try to capture the next images of the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres. It will begin to make its final orbit above the dwarf planet, where it will collect new images and data from the surrounding area.
Ceres is the only dwarf planet in the Inner Solar System and the largest object found in the asteroid
The Next Photographs of Ceres
Dawn's new orbit will be less than 50 kilometers from the surface of Ceres. This distance is 1
From this point of view, Dawn will be able to capture the next pictures of Ceres he's ever taken. To get so close to Ceres, Dawn's operations team had to calculate their course for months ahead. This will be Dawn's second extended mission and it will be powered by an ion machine.
The operation team calculated more than 45,000 possible trajectories for Dawn before embarking on the final route. This route will allow the spaceship to get the best observations of Ceres.
Ceres started in March 2015 to circle Ceres. Dawn principal investigator Carol Raymond says the team is waiting to receive the highest-resolution images of the dwarf planet. This will allow them to test theories about the surface of Ceres.
Da Dawn started to circle Ceres in March 2015, and has informed scientists about the dwarf planet. It has discovered that the Ceres has an ice volcano, contains a shiny sport that turned out to be salt deposits, and has found evidence that he may be hiding a huge ocean beneath its surface.
One of Dawn's more prominent discoveries made about Ceres was the finding of organic material on the surface of the dwarf planet. Using a visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, Dawn was able to detect the organic matter in the northern hemisphere of Ceres in a crater named Ernutet.
Scientists concluded that the organic molecules found are present in Ceres. Scientists believe that finding these organic materials on Ceres could be due to chemical activity on the dwarf planet. This could indicate the presence of heat and water.
Observations have also indicated that Ceres can have its own water cycle. It was observed that Ceres had an increasing amount of ice on the wall of the Juling crater. Researchers believe that this could be a result of landslides that reveal ice behind a dusty layer. This ice is usually not hit by sunlight, which causes water to sublime in the air.
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