(Sept. 8, 3pm ET)
Dawn has spent a phenomenal year at Vesta, gathering data close up and far away with its international payload of instruments. The mission extension allowed new views of Vesta’s north polar region. Soon, the mission will be saying “Hasta la vista, Vesta” to its favorite giant asteroid as Dawn begins its journey to the dwarf planet Ceres. To celebrate, connect with Dawn team members and fellow Dawn mission fans in real time during a Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout! Dawn scientists and engineers will share mission stories and answer questions submitted via Facebook and Twitter in a live, interactive video event. For more information on participating, visit http://1.usa.gov/Rh3MgB.