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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Dawn's first look at Vesta

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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.

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about May 3, 2011.

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

 

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