Well, this app won't shorten the time until then, but provide you with current information about the craft's flight to the Asteroid Belt, news updates, information, Ceres and Vesta ephemerides (selectable date), plus an expandable Ceres Quiz.
The dwarf-planet Ceres is 13 times smaller than Earth orbiting in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, nearer to Mars, though.
NASA's spacecraft Dawn which successfully explored the largest known asteroid Vesta is currently enroute to Ceres, ETA spring 2015. Since early 2014, astronomers found reason to assume that Ceres harbors an underground ocean, perhaps about 100km thick, containing more water than on Earth. - if this model is true. The Dawn spacecraft may return finer details next year.
To date, NASA has not published exact date and time of arrival, in that the counter will require adjustment as new details from NASA check in.
INTERNET permission is raised because the app downloads updated information.
The data in your device is not compromised in any way!
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE as downloaded data is temporarily stored.
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE
Galaxy Precident Model SCH-M828C and other QVGA devices not supported.
Both phones and tablets supported, best experience with tablets.
This application runs in landscape mode and is written in English only.
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