Science at Dawn

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Image of Vesta
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.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Image of Vesta
This movie shows images obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on its approach to Vesta and a comparison of views from Dawn’s framing camera and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope taken May 3 - June 20, 2011.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/PSI
and NASA/ESA/STScI/UMd
  Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta
This movie presents a series of animations showing NASA’s Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  Image of Vesta
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on June 20, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/PSI
               
Image of Vesta
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on June 14, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 165,000 miles (265,000 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Images of Vesta
On June 8, 2011, the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the instrument's first images of Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/ASI/INAF
  Image of Vesta
This movie shows surface details beginning to resolve as NASA's Dawn spacecraft closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta. The framing camera aboard the spacecraft obtained the images used for this animation on June 1, 2011.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Image of Vesta
This image from May 3, 2011, shows the first, unprocessed image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of the giant asteroid Vesta in front of a background of stars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
                 
Image of Vesta
This image from May 3, 2011, processed to show the true size of the giant asteroid Vesta, shows Vesta in front of a spectacular background of stars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/
UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
     
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