Surface of Asteroid Vesta
Surface Brightness Map of Vesta - This map shows that, unlike most asteroids, Vesta's surface is significantly varied with a dark hemisphere and a light hemisphere.
The surface markings may represent ancient igneous activity such as lava flows and, in addition, regions where major impacts have stripped away the crust revealing mantle material below the crust.
About the Image
|Release date:||10 October 1995, 05:00|
|Size:||1008 x 319 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid|
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