Topics » Science & Technology   Dec. 15, 2011

Asteroid Vesta Revealed

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shape model

This image, calculated from a shape model, shows a tilted view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's south polar region. The image has a resolution of about 1,000 feet per pixel, and the vertical scale is 1.5 times that of the horizontal scale.

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