Dawn in orbit at Vesta

It’s confirmed. Dawn is finally in orbit around Vesta! She’s pretty close too, at the moment at about 6,500 miles and that’ll decrease down to about 3,000 miles over the next few days. Eventually Dawn could get down to within 200km of the surface during it’s year in orbit.

And now, fresh off the press, new pictures of Vesta!

The First Close Up of Vesta

Vesta Asteroid Comparison

And crack out those 3D glasses!

3D Image of Vesta's South Polar Region

More information on the mission here and here

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