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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Cratered terrain on Vesta

Filed under pretty pictures, asteroid 4 Vesta, Dawn

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Cratered terrain on Vesta Seen in dramatically low-angled lighting, craters on Vesta spring into relief. More recent craters have crisp edges and raised rims, while older craters are more subdued. This photo was taken on August 11, 2011, while the spacecraft was in survey orbit.

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about August 11, 2011

 

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