Crater on Asteroid Vesta
A color-encoded elevation map of Vesta clearly shows the giant 285- mile diameter impact basin and 'bull's-eye' central peak. The map was constructed from 78 Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 pictures. Surface topography was estimated by noting irregularities along the limb and at the terminator (day/night boundary) where shadows are enhanced by the low Sun angle.
About the Image
|Release date:||4 September 1997, 22:00|
|Size:||500 x 500 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid|
• Solar System Images/Videos