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Submission + - Dawn Takes First Ever Close-up Image of Vesta (

thebchuckster writes: NASA's Dawn, locked in orbit around Vesta, has sent back the first ever close-up image of the asteroid (photos below).

"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 Ever Close-up Image of Vesta

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