Virtual flight over Asteroid Vesta

This is a virtual flyover of giant asteroid Vesta, aboard NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. Mission data was used to create the topography you see. Waypoints include: Divialia Fossa; Marcia crater, part of the “snowman” feature; and Aricia Tholus.   Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA



Virtual flight over Asteroid Vesta (4)Image from the Wikimedia Commons

Vesta compared to other major bodies in the solar systemVesta, the second largest object in the asteroid belt, compared to other major bodies in the solar system. Credit NASAJPL-CaltechUCLA

Virtual flight over Asteroid Vesta (3)

Virtual flight over Asteroid Vesta (2)



Virtual flight over Asteroid Vesta (1)