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Take a Virtual, High-Resolution Tour of Vesta

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

Take a Virtual, High-Resolution Tour of Vesta


www.nasa.gov said:

An atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object (also known as a protoplanet), is now accessible for the public to explore online.  The set of maps was created from mosaics of 10,000 images taken by Dawn’s framing camera instrument at a low altitude of about 130 miles (210 kilometers).

The maps are mostly at a scale about that of regional road-touring maps, where every inch of map is equivalent to a little more than 3 miles of asteroid (1 centimeter equals 2 kilometers).

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