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Dawn

A proposed NASA asteroid orbiter scheduled for launch in May 2006. Approved as a low-cost science mission for NASA's Discovery program in 2001, the Dawn spacecraft is set to visit two of the largest asteroids in the Solar System, (1) Ceres and (4) Vesta. The overall purpose of the mission is to investigate fully the physical makeup of these incipient planets and learn more about the origin of the Solar System and advance our understanding of the formation of the inner planets. The Dawn mission will build upon the highly successful ion-propulsion technology first used in NASA's Deep Space 1. NASA scientists plan for the Dawn probe to visit Vesta first, arriving there in July 2010 and remaining in orbit for the following seven months or more. Dawn will be expected to rendezvous with Ceres in August 2014. In each case, the orbiter is expected to come as close as 100 km to the surface of the asteroid it will be circling.

Dawn

 

a Pakistani newspaper. It is published in Karachi (since 1947). Circulation in English, approximately 30,000 (1969); in Gujarati, approximately 8,000 (1969). The newspaper was founded by M. A. Jinnah in 1942. During 1942-47 it was published in New Delhi. The owner of Dawn is A. A. Haroon (born 1916), a prominent politician and statesman and an important businessman. As a rule, Dawn reflects the opinion of official circles. Advertising makes up about 30 percent of the newspaper.

What does it mean when you dream about dawn?

As a symbol, the dawn can have most of the meanings generally associated with light (e.g., enlightenment, vitality). More particularly, the dawn is the emergence of a new stage of life, a new understanding, or a new start, and the emergence from darkness.

dawn

[dȯn]
(astronomy)
The first appearance of light in the eastern sky before sunrise, or the time of that appearance. Also known as daybreak.

dawn

The twilight period before the sunrise. The twilight period varies in different latitudes and altitudes and is subject to different interpretations. The normal procedure is to abide by the values given in the air almanac.

Dawn

Aarvak
one of the horses of the sun. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 1]
Aurora
goddess of dawn whose tears provide dew. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 42]
Daphne
Apollo’s attempted rape represents dawn fleeing daylight. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 414]
Eos
goddess of dawn; announces Helios each morning. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 89]
Heimdall
god of dawn and protector of rainbow bridge, Bifrost. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 488]
laughing jackass
bird whose cry brings in daylight. [Euahlayi Legend: How the People Sang The Mountains Up, 19]
Octa
mountain from which sun rises. [Rom. Folklore: Wheeler, 7]
rays, garland
of emblem of Aurora, dawn goddess. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 374]
rooster
its crowing at dawn heralds each new day. [Western Folklore: Leach, 329]
References in classic literature ?
He opened his eyes again, staring silently at the dawn, and then they met mine.
Thus, then, did we wait in great fear of mind till morning came, but when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, the male sheep hurried out to feed, while the ewes remained bleating about the pens waiting to be milked, for their udders were full to bursting; but their master in spite of all his pain felt the backs of all the sheep as they stood upright, without being sharp enough to find out that the men were underneath their bellies.
Not very long before dawn I heard the Hottentot Ventvogel, whose teeth had been chattering all night like castanets, give a deep sigh.
The white Moon heard it, and she forgot the dawn, and lingered on in the sky.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.
They found only one hillock with a stream at its base, so that Hook had no choice; here he must establish himself and wait for just before the dawn.
Next Saturday morning my vessel, The Fair Lady, with her captain on board, sails at dawn from Charlottetown harbour, bound for Buenos Ayres.
Avoid shady seats and sleeping until dawn in the harvest season, when the sun scorches the body.
He must make an offering to the lions at dawn before he can take Victory.
But at dawn, when the rising sun rent apart the mists hanging over the sandbar, and made rainbows of them, joy came to the little house.
At dawn he opened his eyes just as a loud knocking sounded at the door.
The dawn was only grey, it was nothing to mention--"