The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Dawn's first look at Vesta
Filed under pretty pictures, asteroids, asteroid 4 Vesta, Dawn
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
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