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All Eyes on Vesta
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All Eyes on Vesta
Date: 9 Jul 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on 9 July 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 26,000 miles (41,000 km) away from Vesta, which is also considered a protoplanet because it is a large body that almost became a planet. Each pixel in the image corresponds to roughly 2.4 miles (3.8 km).

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA



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