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Computer Model of the Asteroid Vesta

Computer Model of the Asteroid Vesta

Date: 04 September 1997
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Asteroid Vesta
Copyright: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University) and 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 asteroid. Elevation features have not been exaggerated.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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