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Vesta rotation movie

Vesta rotation movie

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Keck II Adaptive Optics

Vesta rotation movie
The images composing this full rotation movie of the minor planet Vesta were captured by the adaptive optics-equipped Keck II telescope on April 4 and 5, 1999. They have been colored green to signify that they were captured through a filter at 50 nanometers sensitive to the presence of the common rock-forming mineral olivine, which is green. Visit the Keck website for more animations.

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Original image data dated on or about April 4, 1999

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