NASA's Dawn spacecraft has run out of fuel and dropped out of contact with mission control, the agency said Thursday.
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- NASA's "Dawn" spacecraft enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres.
- NASA releases new pictures from the Dawn spacecraft as it approaches from a distance of 238,000 miles of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will go into orbit around the dwarf planet on March 6.
- The spacecraft "Dawn" is launched by NASA on a mission to explore mainbelt asteroids Vesta and Ceres.
- NASA's "New Horizons" spacecraft completes a historic flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto and its five moons. Measurements, along with many high-quality photos and reams of data, were taken, including conclusive information regarding the diameter of Pluto and its moons.
- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reawakens at 20:00 UTC in preparation for observing the dwarf planet Pluto and its satellites. New Horizons, launched on January 19, 2006, will begin distant observations on January 15, 2015, culminating with its July 14, 2015 closest approach flyby.