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Interactive video lesson plan for: 'As the Asteroid Turns'

Activity overview:

See asteroid Vesta spin before your very eyes. 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. These images were obtained on July 24, 2011, from a distance of about 3,200 miles (5,200 kilometers).

The Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.

Tagged under: NASA,JPL,Jet,Propulsion,Laboratory,Dawn,spacecraft,asteroid,belt,Vesta,dwarf,planet,space,images,technology,solar,system,ion,propulsion,stars,planets

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