NASA's Dawn spacecraft is beginning to resolve surface features as it closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta. The framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the image June 1, 2011, from a distance of about 300,000 miles (483,000 kilometers). Vesta's jagged shape, sculpted by eons of cosmic impacts in the main asteroid belt, is apparent. Variations in surface brightness and hints of surface features can be seen. Vesta's south pole is to the lower right at about the 5 o'clock position.