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December 06, 2011

Vesta's Color Palette

Vesta has a beautiful rainbow colored palette. The colors are supposedly because of various rocks and mineral types. Vesta's iron core makes it like a terrestrial planet.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111206082757.htm

Posted by dhurvitz at December 6, 2011 10:24 PM

Comments

WOW, those colors are really vibrant and different from other pictures I've seen of extraterrestrial bodies. They almost seem fake. I wonder what minerals give off those colors.

Posted by: zachrk at December 6, 2011 11:03 PM

These colors really are beautiful. I love looking at these because we've seen many photos like this is discussion, but I don't recall seeing one of an asteroid.

Posted by: bashreve at December 8, 2011 09:26 AM

Wow thats pretty cool. Sure is a lot of neat stuff out there

Posted by: derbach at December 8, 2011 08:33 PM

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