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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

False-color view of Vesta, July 9

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False-color view of Vesta, July 9 Dawn took this false-color view of Vesta on July 9, 2011, from a distance of 41,000 kilometers, with a resolution of 3.8 kilometers per pixel. Views through several infrared filters enhance the variations among different types of materials that cover Vesta's surface.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA

Original image data dated on or about July 9, 2011

 

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