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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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The deal between Ardent Mills and Dawn closed on June 21, 2019.
This strategic business decision expands Dawn's reach to its Canadian customers and will support the innovative thinking, products and bakery expertise that Dawn is known for throughout the region.
"We're best friends," said Dawn. "If we have a problem, we speak about it, we don't dwell on anything.
Now with the pair on good terms again, things could all be about to change as Dawn fears she's not getting to know the real Harriet.
Addressing protesters in Islamabad, PFUJ president Afzal Butt said: 'It is unfortunate that when the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, in a media briefing, asked the media owners to publicly announce if they were being pressurised, not a single media owner, except Dawn's, demonstrated the courage to say that their group was being pressurised.'
They said Dawn group has played vital role to convey the voice of people of Pakistan to high ups and assembly floors.They said such act was against democratic norms.
'We at Dawn firmly believe it is the right of every person to buy and read a newspaper of his or her choice, and any attempt to forcibly deny citizens access to Dawn or any other newspaper is a categorical violation of Article 19 of the Constitution.
The cancer spread to her lymph nodes but Dawn was given the all clear in August 2015 and she married Stephen in 2016.
The settlement of matter over Dawn leaks has fortified democracy.
Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) said the Prime Minister took a bold decision on the issue of Dawn Leaks.
When asked what his party's stance on the Dawn news story is, the opposition leader said Pakistan Peoples Party does not favour conflict among national institutions, which is why they would not play politics on this issue.