publication . Conference object . 2004

Mapping the elemental composition of Ceres and Vesta: Dawn’s gamma ray and neutron detector

Thomas H. Prettyman; William C. Feldman; Bruce L. Barraclough; Maria Teresa Capria; Angioletta Coradini; D. C. Enemark; Kenneth R. Fuller; David J. Lawrence; D. E. Patrick; Carol A. Raymond; ...
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  • Published: 30 Dec 2004
Abstract
Dawn is a NASA discovery mission that will explore the main belt asteroids (1) Ceres and (4) Vesta. Ceres and Vesta are among the oldest bodies in the solar system and represent very different evolutionary paths. By studying these ancient, complementary asteroids, we will answer fundamental questions about the early solar system and planetary formation processes. The Dawn payload consists of a Framing Camera (FC), a visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR), and a Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND). The instruments provide data needed to investigate the structure, geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of the asteroids. GRaND provides the data for the ge...
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free text keywords: Asteroid, Spectrometer, Planetary science, Physics, Astronomy, Neutron spectroscopy, Gamma ray, Solar System, Astrobiology, Neutron detection, Asteroid belt
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publication . Conference object . 2004

Mapping the elemental composition of Ceres and Vesta: Dawn’s gamma ray and neutron detector

Thomas H. Prettyman; William C. Feldman; Bruce L. Barraclough; Maria Teresa Capria; Angioletta Coradini; D. C. Enemark; Kenneth R. Fuller; David J. Lawrence; D. E. Patrick; Carol A. Raymond; ...