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As NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft speeds away from the giant asteroid Vesta, mission control has released two parting views using images that were among the last taken by Dawn.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has escaped the gravitational pull of the giant asteroid Vesta and is on its way to the dwarf planet Ceres.
The Dawn spacecraft will be departing from asteroid Vesta on September 4 and will head out on a two-and-a-half-year journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres.
Scientists attempting to better understand the formation and the present-day layering of planet Earth have turned to ancient meteorites, which they say could hold important clues to some of the Solar System's earliest chemical processes.
After successfully completing nearly five months scrutinizing the giant asteroid Vesta at its lowest orbit altitude, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin its final major science data-gathering phase at Vesta on June 15.
A new video from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. The animation drapes high-resolution false color images over a 3-D model of the Vesta terrain constructed from Dawn's observations.
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