Vesta asteroid, satellite image

Vesta asteroid, satellite image

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Caption: Vesta asteroid. Satellite image of the asteroid Vesta (4 Vesta). Vesta orbits the Sun between the orbits of Mars & Jupiter at an average distance of 353 million kilometres. It is the second largest asteroid, having a diameter of about 538 kilometres. Under favourable conditions, it is the only asteroid visible to the naked eye. Image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, on 18th July 2011, from a distance of about 10,500 kilometres away.

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