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Another NASA spacecraft runs out of steam, 2nd this week

This March 2, 2015 NASA artist's concept obtained November 1, 2018 shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres (lower right), travelling through space using a technology called ion propulsion, in which ions are accelerated out of an engine, giving the spacecraft thrust, the xenon ions glow with blue light. Dawn, a NASA spacecraft that launched 11 years ago and studied two of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, has ended its mission after running out of fuel, officials s

 

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