Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn on June 20, 2011

Asteroid Vesta

June 24, 2011 - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image on its approach to the protoplanet Vesta, the second-most massive object in the main asteroid belt. The image was obtained on June 20, 2011, when the approaching spacecraft was about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the body.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

« Vesta Gallery