Asteroid Vesta

Picture from the inauguration of on Sept. 6, 2017, when the initiator Åke Dahlöf (teacher at Åva senior high school) put candles into the sculpture (Vesta was the goddess of the hearth in Roman religion). To the right Peter Varhelyi, who sculpted Vesta.

Below a sketch of the panels forming the base showing antique symbols for Vesta and the Vesta family, a collection of smaller blocks that were ejected from Vesta after a major impact at the southern pole. The model is oblate, about 3 cm across and with a crater landscape on its surface.


Diameter: oval, ca 3 cm
Distance from Globen: 17 km