Voyage to the Giant Asteroids

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June 15, 2007: The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is like the solar system's cluttered old attic. The dusty, forgotten objects there are relics from a time long ago, each asteroid with its own story to tell about the solar system's beginnings.
NASA plans to launch a robotic probe named Dawn. Its mission: Fly to two giant asteroids, Ceres and Vesta, and explore them up close for the first time. Liftoff is scheduled for July 2007.

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Verty interesting!
 

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Hope they have built a protective fairing on the probe. Some of those smaller (undetected) rocks will be travelling at high speeds.
 
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