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Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit

Vesta shape model from high-altitude mapping orbit
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

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