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This atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the protoplanet in its closest orbit. The set of maps was created from mosaics of 10,000 images from Dawn's framing camera, taken at a low altitude of about 130 miles (210 kilometers).
• The maps are mostly at a scale about that of regional road maps, where every inch of map is equivalent to a little more than 3 miles
of asteroid (one centimeter equals 2 kilometers).
• Be sure to click on the thumbnail images below for a quick view of each quadrangle, and on the links below the thumbnail for
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- Visit the 302 days at Vesta Gallery for stunning images captured throughout Dawn’s orbit of the protoplanet.