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NASA Space Science Technology

NASA Satellite Snaps First Image of Target Asteroid 57

coondoggie writes "NASA today said that its Dawn spacecraft snapped the first image of the giant asteroid Vesta it hopes to rendezvous with in July. The asteroid is 530 kilometers in diameter, and appears as a small, bright pearl against a background of stars. Vesta is known as a protoplanet, because it is a large body that almost formed into a planet. It's the second most massive object in the asteroid belt, NASA says."
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NASA Satellite Snaps First Image of Target Asteroid

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