July 30, 2011
NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 18, 2011. It was taken from a distance of about 6,500 miles (10,500 kilometers) away from the protoplanet Vesta. The smallest detail visible is about 1.2 miles (2.0 km).
Topics: Disaster Accident, Dawn, Ceres, Asteroids, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environment, Vesta, 4 Vesta, Discovery program, Asteroid, Planet, Unmanned spacecraft