Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dawn Sending Back Vesta Photos

NASA's Dawn spacecraft began sending back photographs of Vesta from the asteroid belt. At this NASA site you can get a full run down of the mission to this point as well as some excellent high rez pictures.

Of particular interest is this stereo image of Vesta's south polar region which is showing some extremely interesting structures from very large impacts.

Lots more good stuff to come out of the Dawn mission, this is only a small treat.

Check it out here


Charles said...

You know this would make a great scfi movie in that they find a Building like the empire building in new york on Vesta. And we find that on records inside that we weren't the first earth.

Beam Me Up said...

he he good start yep... you know that rille does look like a sky scrapper laying on it's side...