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Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 30, 2011 (animation)

Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 30, 2011 (animation)

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Dawn approaches Vesta, May 3 - June 30, 2011 (animation)
This animation comprises 236 photos taken by Dawn as it approached Vesta over two months from May 3 to June 30, 2011. It includes ten sets of optical navigation photos and one set of "rotation characterization" photos. The images have been enlarged by a factor of two.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about May 15, 2011

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