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Three worlds

Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, asteroids, Dawn, Earth, Mars, stars and galaxies, many worlds, asteroid 1 Ceres, amateur astronomers

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Three worlds On March 11, 2014, Stuart Atkinson caught this view of three planetary wanderers in the sky over Kendal, Cumbria, England: Mars, Vesta, and Ceres.

Stuart Atkinson

Here is the same photo, without annotations:

Three worlds

Stuart Atkinson

Three worlds

Here is a diagram showing the relative positions of Earth, Mars, Vesta, Ceres, and the Dawn spacecraft on the same day:

Dawn's trajectory on March 11, 2014

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Dawn's trajectory on March 11, 2014

Copyright holder: Stuart Atkinson

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about March 11, 2014

 

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