The probe will collect the spectra of gamma radiation and neutronsNASA Space probe Dawn for the first time close to the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar system Ceres. About it reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the UNN.
“In early June, Dawn will reach its new, final orbit above Ceres. Soon after, he will begin to collect images and other data from an unprecedented point of view. This orbit will be less than 30 miles (50 kilometers) above the surface of Ceres is 10 times closer than ever was a space ship”, – is spoken in the message.
The probe will collect the spectra of gamma radiation and neutrons, which will help scientists understand changes in the chemical composition of the uppermost layer of the Ceres.
Recall that NASA intends to start buying a small commercial satellites before the end of the year and start looking for miniature instruments for flight on the moon.