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Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector Interactive DLESE Reviewed Collection
This product illustrates how scientists learn about the composition of an asteroid by studying energy and neutrons that emanate from it. The Dawn spacecraft contains three instruments -- the Gamma Ray and Neutro Detector (GRaND), the Visible Infrared Spectrometer, and the Framing Camera -- that will provide answers to questions about the formation and evolution of the early solar system.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Audio:
    • Webcast
  • Portal:
    • Educational
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-416
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John Ristvey