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Video Approaching Vesta

14 Jun 2011, 02:32 UTC
Video Approaching Vesta
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The DAWN spacecraft took this video on June 1 as it approached asteroid Vesta. At 100 km in diameter, this is the second largest asteroid after Ceres. We are fortunate to have samples from Vesta thanks to the Camel Donga meteorite found in Australia during 1984. How asteroid Vesta could have been hot is a mystery. Even a small world like Vesta could conceivably be home to a tiny Black Hole.

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