Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn on July 1, 2011

Asteroid Vesta

July 7, 2011 - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 1, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 62,000 miles (100,000 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta. Each pixel in the image corresponds to roughly 5.8 miles (9.3 kilometers).

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

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