Vesta – So Close

1 July 2011 Vesta
Vesta on 1 July 2011 – from Dawn Spacecraft
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

The latest image of the asteroid Vesta taken by the Dawn spacecraft on 1 July 2011. Dawn is now less than 50,000 miles from going into orbit around Vesta (scheduled for 16 July 2011).