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Photo-atlas of asteroid Vesta based on Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) image data

Photo-atlas of asteroid Vesta based on Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) image data

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Photo-atlas of asteroid Vesta based on Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO) image data
This atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew in its Low Altitude Mapping Orbit, at an altitude of about 210 kilometers. The set of maps was created from mosaics of 10,000 images from Dawn's framing camera. Full-resolution photo maps and PDF versions of each map with topographic information are available here.

More information in this EPSC press release.

See also the DLR Dawn public products website.

Here is an example quadrangle map sheet, the Numisia quadrangle:

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about September 13, 2013

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