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Hangouts

Dawn team members and their colleagues are bringing you mission science through a series of G+ Hangouts. We have posted complete versions of each, as well as select vignettes for you to enjoy. Our complete set of videos can be found on the Dawn Mission EPO You Tube.

- Ceres Series Part 1: Icy World Revealed?
- Ceres Series Part II: Great Expections

Ceres Series Part I: Icy World Revealed?
Comparison of other asteroids with Ceres
Ceres: Gamechanger
Why does Ceres have the potential to be a game changer in our concept of solar system history?
  Hubble image of Ceres
Water on Ceres?
Hubble's image of Ceres has blue coloring—is that evidence of an atmosphere on Ceres?
  Schematic depicting light moving through VIR Spectrometer
Water + Heat → Carbonates!
To date, carbonates have been found only on Earth, Mars and… Ceres! How does this process work?
  Artist depiction of Front line
Ceres: Beyond the Frost Line?
The "frost line" is a region beyond which the solar system is cold enough that volatiles here on Earth behave like other solids.
Ceres Series Part II: Great Expectations
Britney Schmidt
Overview
Britney Schmidt introduces
the Dawn mission and our hangout guests, Katie Dyl
and Andy Rivkin.
  Hubble image of Ceres
Meteorites Revealed
What do meteorites tell us about the solar system, and how do they prepare us for Ceres?
  Meteorite Vigarano
The Evidence for Ice on Ceres
What evidence are we using to surmise the history and composition of Ceres?
  Katie Diel
Great Expectations!
What are our guests looking forward to most at Ceres? Being astounded [and more]!