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Vesta rotation movie (smoothed, high-resolution)

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / smoothed by Tayfun Öner

Vesta rotation movie (smoothed, high-resolution)
Dawn captured 64 images of Vesta over one rotation period (a little more than 5 hours) from a distance of 5,200 kilometers on July 24, 2011, making a movie of its rotation. In this 720p native resolution version, Tayfun Öner has tweened the images, making the rotation appear smoother.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 2, 2011

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