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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
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)
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Original image data dated on or about July 9, 2011
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