Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn on July 18, 2011

Asteroid Vesta

July 21, 2011 - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 18, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 6,500 miles (10,500 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta. The smallest detail visible is about 1.2 miles (2.0 km).

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

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