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NASA's Dawn Mission Captures New Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission, having performed remarkably at the asteroid Vesta, is homing in on Ceres. The spacecraft’s ion engines will bring it to a capture orbit around this 590 mile diameter dwarf planet on March 6th, 2015 – at a distance some 2.5 times further from the Sun than the Earth.

January 20, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

How to See Proxima b

Astronomers are racing to get the first historic image of another possibly Earth-like planet. Here’s how they’ll do it

September 29, 2016 — Lee Billings

Juno Arrives at Jupiter

After a do-or-die engine burn the second spacecraft ever to orbit Jupiter is preparing to revolutionize our view of the giant planet 

July 4, 2016 — George Musser

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