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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]
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Dawn said: "We raised about PS6,000 in the end from the JustGiving page.
Dawn is the only spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi, former Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Principal Information Officer Rao Tehseen were held responsible by the Dawn leaks inquiry report for the controversy.
Dawn's friend, Marie Sidoli, said that even though Dawn told him she understood if he didn't want their relationship to progress, he stood by her the entire way.
After spending more than eight months studying Ceres at an altitude of about 240 miles (385 kilometers), closer than the International Space Station is to Earth, Dawn headed for a higher vantage point in August.
In Asia, China's National Development and Reform Commission fined Qualcomm the equivalent of over $975 million for antitrust and intellectual property law violations substantiated by evidence gathered during dawn raids of Qualcomm's China headquarters and its Shanghai office.
Among Ceres' most enigmatic features is a tall mountain the Dawn team named Ahuna Mons.
School can be a tough place for anyone who looks a bit different, and Dawn struggled with bullies who would tease her mercilessly.
Rolls-Royce says its new Dawn stands apart from its stable mates, featuring 80% unique body panels.
Dawn is about "going back in time and visiting the basic remnants of objects that came together to form our planets," Jim Green, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, said March 2 at a news conference.
Changing North American natural gas supply dynamics have increased market demand for transportation capacity on the Dawn to Parkway system," said Mark Isherwood, vice president of business development--storage and transmission at Union Gas.