The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Vesta's north pole
Filed under asteroid 4 Vesta, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, Dawn
An approximate map of Vesta's north pole based on publicly released images as of November 2011, compiled by Phil Stooke. It was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere; the central portion of the map is in winter darkness. Most of that gap will be filled in by the end of Dawn's mission at Vesta.
NASA / JPL / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA / Phil Stooke
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Original image data dated on or about November 30, 2011
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