Saturday, April 4, 2015

When do we get new pictures of Dawn from Ceres?

After the Dawn mission satellite went into orbit around the asteroid Ceres, I figured it would be a matter of days until we saw many new pictures of the planetoid. 

Still haven't seen any yet. But there's a good reason.

Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy tells us why.

It's mainly due to saving fuel and maneuvering in closer, slowly, to the asteroid with ion propulsion.  

Phil says we'll get more pictures of Ceres in April.  Well, it is now April ---- should be soon.

I checked to see if the Dawn mission Web site has any new information on when more pictures will be forthcoming.

Not yet.

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