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Aricia Tholus, Vesta

Aricia Tholus, Vesta

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NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Björn Jónsson

Aricia Tholus, Vesta
Aricia Tholus is a hill on Vesta with a relatively fresh impact crater at its peak. The ejecta from the impact crater is some of the darkest material on the surface of Vesta. This photo combines color images taken during Dawn's High-Altitude Mapping Orbit with higher-resolution images taken during the Low-Altitude Mapping Orbit. The HAMO images were obtained by Dawn on October 26, 2011 and the LAMO images on April 30, 2012.

Here is the HAMO image:

Aricia Tholus, Vesta (HAMO color image)

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Björn Jónsson

Aricia Tholus, Vesta (HAMO color image)
An approximately-true-color view of Aricia Tholus, Vesta, obtained by Dawn on October 26, 2011.

Here is a detail view of the colorized LAMO image:

Aricia Tholus, Vesta (detail)

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Björn Jónsson

Aricia Tholus, Vesta (detail)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

Original image data dated on or about April 30, 2012

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