Image of Vesta Captured by Dawn on July 31, 2011

Asteroid Vesta

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August 4, 2011 - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 31, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) away from the giant asteroid Vesta. The smallest visible detail, which is about 2 pixels, corresponds to roughly 0.43 miles (0.70 kilometers). 

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

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