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Dawn's orbit
Dawn's orbit is shown prior to its February 17, 2009 gravity assist by Mars
    The gravity of Mars bends Dawn's orbit around the Sun
The gravity of Mars bends Dawn's orbit around the Sun, giving it a boost to help it reach Vesta and Ceres.
    Image of Mars acquired by NASA's Dawn spacecraft
Image of Mars acquired by NASA's Dawn spacecraft's framing camera on February 17, 2009 flyby
    Three spacecraft view the same place on Mars
Three spacecraft view the same place on Mars