Vesta

Vesta

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News release ID: STScI-1997-27
Release Date: Sep 4, 1997
Image Use: Copyright
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This topographic map of Vesta's surface, based on Hubble Space Telescope observations, is color coded to reveal altitude variations above a mean surface level. The southern pole is dominated by a depression (blue) which is a large impact feature.


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Asteroids, Astronomical, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Solar System

Credits

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