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Crater on Asteroid Vesta

Crater on Asteroid Vesta

Depicts: Vesta
Copyright: Ben Zellner of Georgia Southern University; Peter Thomas, CornellUniversity, NASA

A false-color topographic map, projected onto a model having Vesta's elliptical shape. A circular impact crater, with central peak, clearly dominates the southern hemisphere.

The model has been rotated at 90 degree intervals. The map is based on photo-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Jun-2023 09:06 UT

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