Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Hubble animation of a rotating Vesta

Hubble animation of a rotating Vesta
Hubble animation of a rotating Vesta This animation is composed of 20 images of Vesta captured on May 14 and 16, 2007 by the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Vesta has a mean diameter of approximately 530 kilometers (330 miles), but is slightly shorter pole-to-pole (464 km / 288 mi) than it is at the equator (570 km / 354 mi) and rotates in 5.34 hours. The colors are not true colors but do show color variations across the surface. NASA, ESA, and Lucy McFadden (U. Maryland)

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