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News release ID: STScI-1997-27
Release Date: Sep 4, 1997
Image Use: Copyright
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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 bee rotated at 90 degree intervals. The map is based on photo-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images.

Asteroids, Hubble Telescope, Infographics, Observations, Solar System


Credit: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University) and NASA