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Enhanced-color view of Vesta's southern mountain

Enhanced-color view of Vesta's southern mountain

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NASA / JPL / MPS / DLR / IDA / Daniel Macháček

Enhanced-color view of Vesta's southern mountain
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.

The images were taken at the end of the Approach phase, from a distance of 2778 kilometers.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 7, 2011

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