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Spaceflight Now | Dawn Asteroid Explorer Moves Into Orbit At Vesta

NASA’s robotic Dawn spacecraft drifted into orbit around Vesta on Saturday, starting a yearlong science campaign to map one of the solar system’s largest unexplored worlds sandwiched in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Launched from Earth in September 2007, Dawn spiraled away from the sun with the help of a cutting edge […]