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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit

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

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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.


Original image data dated on or about August 15, 2011


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