Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn on July 9, 2011

Asteroid Vesta captured by Dawn July 9, 2011

July 14, 2011 - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 9, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 26,000 miles (41,000 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta. Each pixel in the image corresponds to roughly 2.4 miles (3.8 kilometers).

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

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