NASA probe reaches dwarf planet

Washington (dpa) – NASA’s Dawn spacecraft became the first craft to orbit a dwarf planet Friday as it reached Ceres after a nearly eight-year, 5-billion-kilometre journey, the space agency said. Dawn has already visited the giant asteroid Vesta, spending 14 months in 2011 and 2012 in orbit, and is the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial…


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