Crater on Asteroid Vesta
Copyright: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University), NASA
A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the asteroid Vesta, taken in May 1996 when the asteroid was 110 million miles from Earth. The
asymmetry of the asteroid and "nub" and the south pole is suggestive that it suffered a large impact event.
Last Update: 1 September 2019