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Dawn Captures Video on Approach to Asteroid Vesta

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The framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the images used for the animation on June 1, 2011, from a distance of about 300,000 miles (483,000 kilometers).

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Scientists working with NASA's Dawn spacecraft have created a new video showing the giant asteroid Vesta as the spacecraft approaches this unexplored world in the main asteroid belt.

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