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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Vesta's strangely shaped craters

Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, asteroids, Dawn, impact cratering

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Vesta's strangely shaped craters Vesta's craters commonly have odd shapes. The large crater in the bottom left of the image has a very distinct, sharp rim on the left side, while the right side has a much more degraded rim. Dawn obtained this image with its framing camera on September 30, 2011 from a distance of 702 km at a resolution of about 63 meters per pixel.


Original image data dated on or about September 30, 2011.

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


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