Vesta's "Snowman" (3D)
Filed under pretty pictures, 3D, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 4 Vesta, Dawn
To make this 3D view of the "Snowman" crater chain on Vesta, Tayfun Öner first created a global 3D model of Vesta from the Dawn mission's rotation movie, then mapped a higher-resolution image of the snowman to it, then rendered two views of the craters from two different perspectives and combined them into a red-blue anaglyph.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Tayfun Öner
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Original image data dated on or about August 6, 2011