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Dawn prepares for Vesta approach

Dawn prepares for Vesta approach

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Dawn prepares for Vesta approach
This image of a field of stars demonstrates that the framing camera on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft is functioning properly. Vesta is not visible in this view. The image was obtained on March 16, 2011. The Framing Camera has a 5.5° by 5.5° field of view.

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Original image data dated on or about March 16, 2011

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