Monthly Archives: September 2018

NASA’s asteroid belt spacecraft Dawn is about to run out of fuel

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been crossing the asteroid belt for nearly a decade. He discovered water on the giant asteroid Vesta and ice volcanoes on the surface of Ceres, the belt’s largest object. But now her time is coming to an end. Last year, […]

NASA’s Dawn mission to the asteroid belt is about to end

NASA launched an ion-powered probe called Dawn towards the asteroid belt in 2007. In 2015, Dawn reached Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas that could hide a salty ocean and possibly alien life. The spacecraft is almost out of fuel and its mission could end between mid-September and mid-October. Researchers expect Dawn to […]

NASA to Host Live Chat on Successful Asteroid Belt Mission

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Will host a live science chat at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. EDT) on Friday, September 7, during which experts will discuss the role of the Dawn spacecraft in the agency in the study of the beginning of our solar system and the near end of its 11-year […]