Topics » Science & Technology   Dec. 15, 2011

Asteroid Vesta Revealed

snowman

7 of 8

conceptsouth pole rainbow shape modelpeakspiralingsnowmancomparing asteroids

snowman

The camera's team members informally nicknamed the set of three craters featured in this picture, "Snowman." The craters are located in the northern hemisphere of Vesta. This image was taken on July 24, 2011, from a distance of about 3,200 miles.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay