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Dawn's first look at Vesta

Dawn's first look at Vesta

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Dawn's first look at Vesta
Dawn caught its first view of Vesta on May 3, 2011, from 1.2 million kilometers away. The asteroid is so bright relative to background stars that its size is dramatically exaggerated in this photo.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about May 3, 2011

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