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NASA’s Dawn asteroid mission ends as fuel runs out

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) 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 said Thursday. Scientists have known for about a month that Dawn was essentially out of hydrazine, the fuel that kept the spacecraft s antennae oriented toward Earth and helped turn its solar panels to the Sun to recharge. When the spacecraft [ ]

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