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Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror


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Giant asteroid Vesta

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes off for its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its companion for the last year.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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