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Rotating Vesta

October 20, 2010

Astronomers combined 146 exposures taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to make this 73-frame movie of the asteroid Vesta’s rotation. Vesta completes a rotation every 5.34 hours. credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/UMd