Capturing the Surface of Asteroid Vesta
Photojournal: PIA14894
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Published: October 12, 2011

This full view of the giant asteroid Vesta was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, as part of a rotation characterization sequence on July 24, 2011, at a distance of 3,200 miles and shows impact craters of various sizes and grooves parallel to the equator.

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