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.

Credit:

Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo9540b
Type:Chart
Release date:10 October 1995, 05:00
Size:1008 x 319 px

About the Object

Name:Vesta
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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