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Dusk for Dawn: Mission of Many Firsts to Gather More Data in Home Stretch


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Cerealia Facula, Occator Crater, Ceres

This mosaic of Cerealia Facula in Occator Crater is based on images obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in its second extended mission, from an altitude as low as about 21 miles (34 kilometers).

Credit: NASA/JPL- Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to wrap up its groundbreaking 11-year mission, which has included two successful extended missions at Ceres, it will continue to explore -- collecting images and other data.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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