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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Global view of Vesta in natural color

Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, best of, Dawn, global views

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Global view of Vesta in natural color Vesta is one of the more colorful asteroids in the solar system. This view is composed of 17 individual color frames, carefully assembled and draped over a digital model of the shape of Vesta. The color has been corrected to match Vesta's visible spectrum.

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

For more information about the processing of this particular photo, visit

For general information about Björn's Vesta image processing methods, read his guest blog entry.

Copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

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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 August 20, 2011


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