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Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum Trophy Awarded to Dawn Flight Team
March 26, 2014

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2014 was awarded in the Current Achievement category to the Dawn Flight Team. They were presented their awards March 26 at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C.

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Artist rendition of dwarf planet Ceres depicting a thin water vapor atmosphere
January 22, 2014 - Herschel News Release -- Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.
composite image from NASA's Dawn mission showing flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta
December 16, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. --
Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance.
Artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres
December 3, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. --
What's the schedule for Dawn's visit to the largest object in the main asteroid belt?
colorized map showing types of rocks and minerals distributed around the surface Vesta
November 6, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. --
A new analysis of data from NASA's Dawn mission suggests the story of Vesta's formation isn't as simple as scientists thought.
Topographic map of the Vesta as discerned by NASA's Dawn spacecraft
September 27, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists can now compare features first seen at a distance through a telescope to those seen up-close by an orbiting spacecraft.

An atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet
September 13, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. --New images from NASA's Dawn mission show the giant asteroid Vesta at the scale of regional road touring maps.

Cornelia crater on asteroid Vesta
March 25, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. -- Scientists from NASA's Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) in Moffett Field, Calif., discovered that the same population of high-speed projectiles that impacted our lunar neighbor four billion years ago, also hit the giant asteroid Vesta and perhaps other large asteroids.

Cornelia crater on asteroid Vesta
January 3, 2013 - PASADENA, Calif. -- A new study of images from NASA's Dawn mission examines remarkable, dark-as-coal material that speckles the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are using the images, taken by Dawn's framing camera, to understand the impact environment early in Vesta's evolution.






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