PIA15140: Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D
Target Name: Vesta
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera
Product Size: 640 x 350 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Other Information: You will need 3D glasses
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This 3-D video incorporates images from the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft from July to August 2011. The images were obtained as Dawn approached Vesta and circled the giant asteroid during the mission's survey orbit phase. Survey orbit took place at an altitude of about 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers). To view this image in 3-D use red-green, or red-blue, glasses (left eye: red; right eye: green/blue).

The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington D.C. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Dawn's VIR was provided by ASI, the Italian Space Agency and is managed by INAF, Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics, in collaboration with Selex Galileo, where it was built.

More information about Dawn is online at http://www.nasa.gov/dawn and http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Image Addition Date:
2011-12-01