NASA Releases Vesta Images

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of VestaNASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta, NASA

"NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the first ever to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt, is spiraling towards its first of four intensive science orbits. That initial orbit of the rocky world Vesta begins Aug. 11, at an altitude of nearly 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers) and will provide in-depth analysis of the asteroid. Vesta is the brightest object in the asteroid belt as seen from Earth and is thought to be the source of a large number of meteorites that fall to Earth."

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