Monday, August 01, 2011

Dawn's Smooth Move

Source - NASA Science News for August 1, 2011

Today's story from Science@NASA unveils Dawn's first full-frame image of Vesta and describes the unique way Dawn entered orbit around the giant asteroid.


In addition to the article above NASA also posted today the "Vesta Full Rotation Movie" below:

(Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA)

"In this movie, strung together from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, we see a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours."

Here is the original URL for the video:

Many thanks to for posting this video to Youtube.

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