Crater on Asteroid Vesta

A false-color topographic map, projected onto a model having Vesta's elliptical shape. A circular impact crater, with central peak, clearly dominates the southern hemisphere.

The model has been rotated at 90 degree intervals. The map is based on photo-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images.


Ben Zellner of Georgia Southern University; Peter Thomas, CornellUniversity, NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:4 September 1997, 22:00
Size:800 x 530 px

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Solar System

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