False-Color Image Shows Proof of an Impact
Photojournal: PIA14709
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Published: September 16, 2011

This false-color image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater on the giant asteroid Vesta. The reddish coloring below the crater points to material that was hurled from Vesta's interior during an impact or originated from the impactor itself.

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