Vesta’s Shape and Morphology

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Science  11 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6082, pp. 687-690
DOI: 10.1126/science.1219122

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  1. Fig. 1

    Global colorized hill-shaded digital terrain model in Mollweide projection (equal area).

  2. Fig. 2

    Large-scale troughs are oriented along Vesta’s equator (white dashed lines) and also form the equator to the north (red dashed lines). The center positions of these circular troughs relative to the equatorial plane of Vesta (top left) correspond to the center of the two southern basins (red and white × bottom left).

  3. Fig. 3

    Detailed views of Vesta’s surface. (A1) Mountain with dark material exposed (image width = 48 km, 61°E, 10°N); (B1) crater on a slope with a sharp crest uphill and slumping material covering the lower rim (image width = 44 km, 201°E, 58°S); (C1) scarp with mass wasting features [image width = 180 km, 92°E, 55°S]; (A2, B2, and C2) color-coded image-textured three-dimensional perspective views corresponding to the terrains in (A1), (B1), and (C1), respectively.

  4. Fig. 4

    Geologic maps of Vesta based on survey orbit data.