Crater on Asteroid Vesta
Copyright: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University), NASA
A 3-D computer model of the asteroid Vesta synthesized from Hubble
topographic data. The crater's 8-mile high central peak can clearly be
seen near the pole. The surface texture on the model is artificial, and
is not representative of the true brightness variations on the
Elevation features have not been exaggerated.
Last Update: 1 September 2019