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Dawn Takes First Pictures of Vesta From Orbit 54

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the sightings-of-minbari-cruisers-unconfirmed dept.
thebchuckster writes with a photo gallery in International Business Times. From the article "NASA's Dawn, locked in orbit around Vesta, has sent back the first ever close-up image of the asteroid 'So far, the images received to date reveal a complex surface that seems to have preserved some of the earliest events in Vesta's history, as well as logging the onslaught that Vesta has suffered in the intervening eons,' said Dawn principal investigator Christopher Russell."
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Dawn Takes First Pictures of Vesta From Orbit

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  • Amazing... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CohibaVancouver (864662) on Tuesday July 19, 2011 @05:04PM (#36816156)
    Am I the only person who is amazed by this stuff? Dawn is shot into space at 25,000 miles per hour, cruises by Mars for a gravity-assist flyby eventually (and nearly 4 years later) winding up in orbit of an asteroid that's only 330 miles in diameter whereupon it takes some pictures and sends them back....

    I can't even huck a frisbee and have it wind up where I want it to be...

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