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Animation: Surface of asteroid Vesta in sight
14. June 2011

Oberfläche von Asteroid Vesta in Sicht

The images acquired by the German camera system on the US spacecraft Dawn are currently being used for navigation purposes in its journey to the asteroid Vesta. A film, created by the Dawn team researchers from individual images acquired at a distance of about 481,000 kilometres, already reveals how complex the surface of the asteroid is.