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Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit

Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit

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Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit
A simulated flyby of Vesta produced from a topographic model. The model is based on imaging performed during August 2011, when Dawn was in high-altitude mapping orbit. At the time, Vesta's north pole was in winter darkness, so the shape model does not quite reach into the northern polar regions.

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

Original image data dated on or about August 15, 2011

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