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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit

Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, asteroids, Dawn, global views, animation

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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.

NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about August 15, 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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