Approaching Vesta (as of July 18, 2011)
Filed under pretty pictures, animation, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 4 Vesta, Dawn
This animation is the size of the field of view of Vesta's camera, and shows the images released to date at approximately their original resolution. Each passing day gives Dawn more detail on the surface of the asteroid.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / animation by Emily Lakdawalla
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Original image data dated on or about July 18, 2011