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English: A NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the asteroid Vesta, taken in May 1996 through a 673 nm red filter when the asteroid was 175 million kilometers from Earth. The asymmetry of the asteroid and "nub" and the south pole is suggestive that it suffered a large impact event. The image was digitally restored to yield an effective scale of six miles per pixel.
日本語: 1996年5月にHSTが撮影したベスタ
Português: Asteróide 4 Vesta


Image taken in May 1996, published 1997 September 4.


Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University) and NASA


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External Links

  • Vesta at ESA/Hubble

The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • 4 Vesta
  • List of solar system objects by mass
  • List of solar system objects by radius
  • Talk:Timeline of discovery of solar system planets and their natural satellites
  • Definition of planet
  • Marooned Off Vesta
  • Talk:Asymmetry
  • Talk:Definition of planet/definition of planet archive 4
  • Portal:Astronomy/Picture/Week 9 2007