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Animation: Dawn - one year at the asteroid Vesta
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA.
27. August 2012


From the more than 28,000 images acquired by Dawn between July 2011 and August 2012, DLR scientists computed a global digital surface model of Vesta. Ralf Jaumann, head of DLR's Dawn scientific team, explains a few spectacular observations with the help of this virtual flight over Vesta. The animation was computed by DLR using the highest resolution images acquired on this mission, and shows details down to a size of just 70 metres.