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Vesta, Enceladus, Miranda, Mimas

Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, Enceladus, pretty pictures, scale comparisons, amateur image processing, asteroids, Saturn's moons, Mimas, Uranus' moons

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Vesta, Enceladus, Miranda, Mimas In the outer solar system, bodies about 500 kilometers across tend toward round shapes. In the asteroid belt, things are different: rocky Vesta, which is much larger than these icy moons, is noticeably lumpy.

NASA / JPL / SSI / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA processing by Gordan Ugarkovic (Enceladus, Mimas) and Ted Stryk (Miranda)

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Gordan Ugarkovic

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 9, 2011

 

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