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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Marc Rayman, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Dawn Mission updates, Ceres new findings & additional exploration, very low orbit, and more. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Marc Rayman of JPL to talk about the Dawn Mission and updates with Ceres. Dr. Rayman updated us with new Ceres findings including the changes in the dwarf planet over the last few months with the expansion of water ice in a specific crater. We talked about Ceres internal heat and cosmic history, surface carbonates, Dawn going down to 22 miles above the surface and much more. Dawn will run out of hydrazine and end its life the in the fall 2018 but will be in a stable orbit for centuries.
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