Vesta – Incoming Dawn

9 July 2011 Vesta
Vesta on 9 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 9 July 2011. Dawn is now less than 41,000 kilometers from going into orbit around Vesta. Engineers expect the spacecraft to be captured into orbit at approximately 10 PM Phoenix time Friday, July 15 (0500 UTC Saturday, 16 July).

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