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Nasa Dawn Spacecraft Returns Close-Up Image of Asteroid Vesta

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Vesta from orbit

First image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft after successfully entering orbit around Vesta.

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

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On Friday, July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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