The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Enhanced-color view of Vesta's southern mountain
Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, Dawn
A view across Vesta's south polar terrain to the central peak of its Rheasilvia basin. The view is composed of green and infrared-wavelength images, emphasizing the color variations among materials on Vesta's surface.
NASA / JPL / MPS / DLR / IDA / Daniel Macháček
The images were taken at the end of the Approach phase, from a distance of 2778 kilometers.
Original image data dated on or about August 7, 2011.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Daniel Macháček
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