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  1. CubeSats Deliver at MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Centauri Dreams

    I never saw the 2008 film WALL E , which was all the rage not long after its release. A computer animated science fiction movie, WALL E won a slew of awards including a Golden Globe for best animated feature, a Nebula for best script, and an Academy Award, as well as making Time 's list of best movies of the decade.

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  2. MarCO: Taking CubeSat Technologies InterplanetaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Centauri Dreams

    The image below intrigues me. It's the first image of the Earth and the Moon together taken from a CubeSat, one of a pair of such tiny spacecraft NASA has despatched to Mars as part of a mission called MarCO , which will work in conjunction with the InSight lander.

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  3. Dawn at SunsetRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2018 | Centauri Dreams

    The announcement that the Dawn spacecraft is running out of its hydrazine fuel was not unexpected, but when we prepare to lose communications with a trailblazing craft, the moment is always tinged with a bit of melancholy. Even so, the accomplishments of this mission in its 11 years of data gathering are phenomenal.

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  4. Occator Crater Up CloseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Centauri Dreams

    It's startling to think that the Dawn spacecraft, now orbiting Ceres at its lowest altitude ever, may have fired its ion engine for the last time. The event occurred by way of positioning the spacecraft for the best possible track near Cerealia Facula, which is a prominent deposit of sodium carbonate in the center of the crater called Occator.

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  5. Dawn at Ceres: Imagery from a Changing OrbitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | Centauri Dreams

    I'm looking forward to the buildup as New Horizons gets ever closer to Kuiper Belt Object MU69 and whatever surprises will attend the flyby. But the ongoing operations of the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres equally command the attention.

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  6. Galileo Evidence for Plumes on EuropaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Centauri Dreams

    Once again we take advantage of older databanks to tease out new information. Europa is the case in point this morning, with Galileo data - magnetic field and plasma wave observations from 1997 - being brought in as evidence for a water vapor plume rising from the surface.

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