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Cratered terrain on Vesta

Cratered terrain on Vesta

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

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.

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Original image data dated on or about August 11, 2011

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