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