The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Vesta's North Pole
Filed under pretty pictures, global views, asteroid 4 Vesta, Dawn
Vesta's North Pole is centered in this image acquired by the Dawn spacecraft on Aug. 25, 2012. At the time, Vesta was gradually raising its orbit in preparation for departure from the giant protoplanet.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA
Original image data dated on or about August 25, 2012
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