Sep 08 2015

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DAWN reaches lowest orbit yet

A Deeper Understanding: Dawn Reaches Third Science Orbit, Shows Closest View of Ceres Yet. It’s currently at an orbit of 915 miles. Come mid-October, it will begin maneuvering to its final orbit of 230 miles.

That’s a 4-mile high mountain, not a crater (as it looks to me). It is such a new feature that no debris at all has accumulated on its slopes.

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