NASA's mission to the giant asteroid Vesta is fast approaching the exciting stage - return of detailed images. Literally every day the images get better as the distance between spacecraft and asteroid shrinks. On July 16th the Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to go into orbit around Vesta for one year and then leave for a rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres.
NASA has made a video comprised of images recently obtained of Vesta and tantalizing views are just beginning to come into view. I can hardly wait to see Vesta up close and personal.
Read More About It: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/dawn/news/dawn20110613.html
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