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.
Object Name: Vesta
Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration
Credit: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University) and NASA
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