Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Full Rotation movie of Asteroid Vesta

compiled from photos from the Dawn mission. The grooves running around the "equator" of the asteroid are interesting - kindof like debris may have bounced around the asteroid for huge amounts of time in low gravity gradually carving out the apparent channels.

Click for rotational movie. (Click the lower right corner of the video window to make it full screen.)

Here's also a really nice hi-res photo

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