Artist illustration showing NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

Dawn Spacecraft Arrives At Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission became the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet when it entered orbit around Ceres on Friday. NASA’s Dawn mission made history as the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet when it entered orbit around Ceres at 7:39 a.m. EST on Friday, March 6. The spacecraft made its orbital insertion when […]
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ARKYD: The World’s First Publicly Accessible Space Telescope

Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company, has launched an exciting new crowdfunding campaign to create the world’s first publicly accessible space telescope. ARKYD, pronounced “ahrk-kid” according to its Kickstarter page, is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope. It has a large main optic, deployable solar panels, specialized communications antenna,¬†an onboard screen, and a robotic arm, […]