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LOS ANGELES (AP)

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Cool. I bet we're learning a lot about those big pieces of rock.

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Ceres has always been the sweet spot of this mission with Vesta the warmup. The possibility of a subsurface sea at Ceres with as much water as the northern Atlantic, or even plentiful water ice for spacecraft refueling and/or a small gateway base, is very intriguing.

Bring her on!! (Y)

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BTW: credit where credit is do as to who's participating - Orbital Sciences Corp. designed and built Dawn in partnership with mission science lead UCLA, the German Aerospace Center, the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, the Italian Space Agency and the Italian National Astrophysical Institute.

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can't believe it's been a year since we got to Vesta! now two more years till we get to see Ceres up close. good job Dawn, keep at it! Thanks for the update Hum and Doc.

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Here we are a few weeks later and Dawn is already up to 170 meters/s and 323,000 km away from 4 Vesta. Floor it, baby :)

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Zoom ,zoom !

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still too slow, too slow! we need those VASIMR rockets NOWWW!

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I don't know why we're wasting our time... we've already found a diamond planet.

What else do we need? hehe

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