An interesting developing news fact about space technology
can be read these days.
Ceres is a very distant, so-called “dwarf planet”.
Dawn is a spacecraft, a voyager in space, launched in 2007.
The voyage of Dawn intends to end
into an orbit close to Ceres,
performing scientific research,
discovering secrets about the planet’s existence and it’s past
and send its reports to planet Earth.
The price Dawn has to pay is to be “caught” by Ceres’ gravitude
and circle around the planet – for its entire life.
Never again it will be capable to escape from this power.
don’t get to an end like Dawn,
caught by something that’s called a “distant dwarf”.
Ceres and Dawn – PianoTweet no. 665
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech