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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-30 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta, an unusually shaped, irregular rim that is sharp and fresh in some areas and more rounded and degraded in others.
PIA15336:
Impact Crater with Unusual Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region. The craters have a wide range of sizes and many different forms, which include fresh, degraded and barely visible because they are so degraded.
PIA15337:
Cratered Terrain in Vesta's Equatorial Region
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows some of the undulating terrain in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15338:
Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows old cratered terrain located on asteroid Vesta's equator. Many of these craters have very degraded, rounded rims.
PIA15339:
Old Cratered Terrain on Vesta's Equator
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the ejecta deposit surrounding the 'snowman' craters, the largest of which has been named Marcia.
PIA15340:
Ejecta and Dark Rayed Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows undulating terrain, located only in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere, in and around the Rheasilvia impact basin.
PIA15341:
Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15342:
Small-scale Surface Variations Seen with Dawn's Visible and Infrared Spectrometer
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This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).
PIA15343:
Mosaic of Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-09 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous linear chains and clusters of small craters on asteroid Vesta. These chains and clusters of craters were created by material that was ejected during the formation of a large crater.
PIA15349:
Chains and Clusters of Secondary Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many linear or sinuous grooves crisscrossing the surface of asteroid Vesta. They were created when large pieces of debris grazed and scoured the surface.
PIA15350:
Markings of Ejected Material on Vesta's Surface
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large number of craters, formed by collisions into the surface of asteroid Vesta. The relatively large circular depressions in this image are older, heavily degraded impact craters.
PIA15351:
Vesta's Surface at High Resolution: Dominated by Impact Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is based on a framing camera image that is overlain by a color-coded height representation of topography. This heart-shaped hollow is roughly 10 kilometers (6 miles) across at its widest point.
PIA15352:
A Valentine from Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many highly degraded craters in the top part of the image. These craters are so degraded that their rims are only partially visible.
PIA15381:
Mass Wasting on Steep Slopes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two overlapping impact craters on asteroid Vesta. The rims of the craters are both reasonably fresh but the larger crater must be older because the smaller crater cuts across the larger crater's rim.
PIA15382:
Successive Formation of Impact Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows impact ejecta deposits dominating asteroid Vesta's landscape. This impact ejecta material was ejected from an impact crater located outside the imaged area.
PIA15383:
Impact Ejecta Deposits Covering Underlying Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the sun illuminating the landscape of asteroid Vesta during a Vestan 'sunrise'; the sun had a low angle relative to Vesta's surface, just as the sun has a low angle in the sky in the morning on Earth.
PIA15384:
Dawn on Vesta
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the brightness/darkness of asteroid Vesta's surface. These images are located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle.
PIA15385:
Brightness and Topography Images of a Dark Hill
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Aricia Tholus, a dark hill located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle. Tholus is a word used to describe a small dome-like mountain or hill. Aricia was the name of a city in ancient Italy.
PIA15386:
Aricia Tholus
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These images taken by NASA's Dawn framing camera are located in asteroids Vesta's Numisia quadrangle.
PIA15400:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Cornelia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Cornelia crater on asteroid Vesta with a sharp, fresh rim. Cornelia crater has a spectacular internal structure, which consists of bright and dark material.
PIA15401:
Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-27 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is mostly in darkness. Since Dawn's arrival at asteroid Vesta the sun has not illuminated Vesta's most northerly latitudes.
PIA15402:
Islands in the Darkness
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area in Vesta's northern hemisphere that has been illuminated by the sun. As asteroid Vesta progresses from its winter to its spring the sunlight is creeping further and further northwards.
PIA15403:
Light and Shadow
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively smooth part of asteroid Vesta's surface. This smooth texture is probably due to the surface being covered in a layer of tiny dust particles.
PIA15404:
Dust-covered Surface with Fresh Small Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows hows a large impact crater whose rim is rather smoothed and degraded. There are many smaller, younger craters surrounding and inside of this crater and these have sharper, fresher rims.
PIA15405:
Impact Crater with Smoothed Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the sharp, fresh rim of a large crater on asteroid Vesta. There is some bright material slumping towards the center of this crater but this is mostly overshadowed by the dark material.
PIA15406:
Sharp Crater Rim with Dark Material and Boulders
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This anaglpyh from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta. The 3-D effect of the anaglyph highlights the large ridge running across the base of Caparronia crater. You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15407:
3D Image of Caparronia
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This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows degraded craters in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15451:
3-D Image of Degraded Craters
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This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows degraded craters shows partially degraded craters and ridges in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15452:
3-D Image of Partially Degraded Craters
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This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows three fresh craters on asteroid Vesta, which have been nicknamed the 'Snowman' craters. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15453:
3-D Image of Fresh Craters
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The left-hand image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the apparent brightness of asteroid Vesta's surface. The right-hand image is based on this apparent brightness image, with a color-coded height representation of the topography overlain onto it.
PIA15454:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Vibidia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on asteroid Vesta's Vibidia crater. There is a distinctive distribution of bright and dark material around Vibidia crater.
PIA15455:
Vibidia Crater
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Located in the Marcia quadrangle, the left-hand image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the apparent brightness of asteroid Vesta's surface. The right-hand image is based on this apparent brightness image.
PIA15456:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Calpurnia and Minucia
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up image of two of the craters that make up the three 'Snowman' craters on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15457:
Calpurnia and Minucia Craters
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These images are located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the apparent brightness image with its framing camera on Oct. 22, 2011.
PIA15486:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Severina Crater
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This image NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows is located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. Severina crater has a fresh, sharp rim and a smaller, presumably younger, crater on its rim.
PIA15487:
Severina Crater
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These images are located in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. These images are centered on the large Tarpeia crater.
PIA15488:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tarpeia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tarpeia crater, located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. Tarpeia has a sharp, fresh rim surrounding it.
PIA15489:
Tarpeia Crater
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Towards the bottom of image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft ,slightly offset from the image center, is a small, young, fresh crater within a rectangular, older, heavily eroded crater.
PIA15490:
Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
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This mosaic depicts a portion of asteroid Vesta imaged by NASA's Dawn spacecraft where pockets of bright materials are visible.
PIA15233:
Map of Bright Areas on Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the crater Numisia, located just south of the equator in the Numisia quadrangle on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15234:
Bright Material at Numisia Crater
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In this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, bright material extends out from the crater Canuleia on asteroid Vesta. The bright material appears to have been thrown out of the crater during the impact that created it.
PIA15235:
Bright Rays from Canuleia Crater
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Numerous small, bright spots appear on asteroid Vesta, as seen in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This region is just north of the equator, to the west of Marcia crater.
PIA15236:
Bright Spots Near Marcia
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the brightest area seen on asteroid Vesta so far. It shows a crater located inside the rim of the Rheasilvia basin at the south pole of Vesta.
PIA15237:
Extremely Bright Area
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This image of a dark-rayed impact crater and several dark spots was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The dark materials are located near an older, larger crater in the Sextilia quadrangle of asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15239:
Dark-Rayed Crater and Spots
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The interplay of bright and dark material at the rim of Marcia crater on Vesta is visible in this image mosaic taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The bright and dark material appear to be exposed from weathering.
PIA15491:
Bright and Dark at West Rim of Marcia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the distinctive crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is distinguished by the rays of bright material that streak out from it.
PIA16175:
Fresh and Bright Canuleia
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This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows dark material near a series of craters known as the 'snowman' on asteroid Vesta. That ejected material is a complex mixture of components.
PIA15492:
Dark Materials at the Snowman
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This still from an animation made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of a portion of the wall and interior of the Rheasilvia impact basin in asteroid Vesta's south-polar region.
PIA15493:
Wall of Rheasilvia Animation Icon
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close-up view of the wall of the Rheasilvia impact basin on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15494:
Close-up of Rheasilvia's Wall
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a young crater on asteroid Vesta. Layering is visible in the crater walls, as are large boulders that were thrown out in the material ejected from the impact.
PIA15495:
Layered Young Crater
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This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows a perspective view of a layered young crater in the Rheasilvia basin at asteroid Vesta.
PIA15496:
Perspective View of Layered Young Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an interior wall and southern terrace of Marcia crater on Vesta. Relatively smooth material covers much of the terrace and has flowed downslope (toward the top of the image) through channels.
PIA15498:
Wall and Terrace at Marcia Crater
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This mosaic of the surface of asteroid Vesta was made from images obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft while the area was entirely in the sun's shadow. Light reflecting off of other areas of Vesta provides the only illumination.
PIA15499:
Northern Shadow
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This map is a mosaic of images obtained by NASA's Dawn's framing camera during the high-altitude mapping orbit phase. This map shows the distribution of dark materials on the surface of asteroid Vesta.
PIA15238:
Map of Dark Materials on Vesta
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This image, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows rock material that has moved across the surface and flowed into a low area in the ridged floor of the Rheasilvia basin on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15497:
Flowing Material
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The low sun elevation in this image of NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta enhances small topographic details near the rim of the large crater, part of which is visible in the bottom left of the image.
PIA15516:
Blocks of Ejected Material and Small Craters Near a Crater Rim
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A double crater, called a crater doublet, is seen in the bottom right part of this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta. This crater doublet was likely formed by the simultaneous impact of two fragments of a split projectile.
PIA15517:
Double Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows is located in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. Severina crater has a fresh, sharp rim and a smaller, presumably younger, crater on its rim.
PIA15518:
Lines of Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many large subdued craters that have smaller, younger craters on top of them on asteroid Vesta. There are two large subdued craters in the center of the image, which have very degraded and rounded rims.
PIA15519:
Large Subdued and Small Fresh Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of a large crater that has an irregularly shaped, fresh rim and is distinctive because it has many outcrops of dark and bright material originating from its rim and from the interior slope of the crater.
PIA15520:
Dark and Bright Material in a Crater Wall
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many linear and curvilinear grooves running roughly diagonally across asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle.
PIA15521:
Linear and Curvilinear Grooves
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The left side of Helena crater on asteroid Vesta has a fresh and distinctive rim. Dark and bright material crops out of this part of the rim and slumps towards the center of the crater in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA15522:
Unusual Bipolar Crater
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15523:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Helena Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show a slightly curved chain of small craters in the bottom half of the image. This chain is located on the floor of asteroid Vesta's large south-polar impact structure, Rheasilvia.
PIA15524:
Curved Chain of Small Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a sharp, fresh crater rim of a large crater that is only partly in the bottom right corner of this image and is located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's equator.
PIA15525:
Sharp Crater Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle in the Vestan southern hemisphere, shows a small crater with ejecta made of dark material.
PIA15547:
Dark Material in the Ejecta of a Small Crater
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large crater with an irregularly shaped, reasonable sharp, fresh rim.
PIA15548:
Spots of Dark Material Surrounding an Impact Crater
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an old, very degraded crater that is almost completely filled with regolith. Regolith is the fine-grained material that covers most of Vesta's surface.
PIA15549:
An Old Crater Almost Completely Filled with Regolith
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively smooth area of Vesta's surface. This region is smooth because it is mostly covered by fine-grained debris, known as regolith.
PIA15550:
Surface Covered by Regolith and Fresh Young Impacts
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a chain of secondary craters located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15551:
Chain of Secondary Craters
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a particularly smooth part of the giant asteroid's surface, likely covered in fine-grained regolith material.
PIA15552:
Smooth, Grooved Surface
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of a large crater with a relatively fresh rim located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near the equator.
PIA15553:
Crater Wall with Sinuous Features
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region of the surface that is rather smooth in appearance which is located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, near the Vestan equator.
PIA15554:
Ejecta-covered Surface
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many curved ridges that are typical of Vesta's southern hemisphere. This image is located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15555:
Curved Surface Features
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area of the surface that is both grooved and smooth, which gives it an undulating appearance. This image is located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near the Vestan equator.
PIA15556:
Grooved Surface and Area of Boulders
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aelia crater with a larger, more degraded crater to the left. Dark and bright material crops out from Aelia's rim and slumps towards its center extending in rays outside the crater's rim.
PIA15588:
Aelia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Antonia crater. Antonia's rim has two different states of freshness: the bottom left one-third of the rim is very degraded but the other two-thirds of the rim is reasonably fresh.
PIA15589:
Antonia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aquilia crater located in Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The especially degraded bottom rim was probably formed by debris slumping into the crater.
PIA15590:
Aquilia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Canuleia crater, a large, irregularly shaped crater. Other interesting features of Canuleia include the diffuse bright material that is both inside and outside of its rim.
PIA15591:
Canuleia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows two craters, one that has been named Canuleia and one that has been named Sossia.
PIA15592:
Canuleia and Sossia Craters
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These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA15600:
Tarpeia Crater, Close, Closer, Closest
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This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15601:
Tarpeia Temperature
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These composite images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show three views of a terrain with ridges and grooves near Aquilia crater in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15509:
Vibidia Crater in Color
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This frame from a video from NASA's Dawn mission shows that the gravity field of Vesta closely matches the surface topography of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15602:
Vesta Shape and Gravity Animation Icon
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This set of images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows topography of the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta and a map of Vesta's gravity variations that have been adjusted to account for Vesta's shape.
PIA15603:
Shape and Gravity of Vesta's South Pole
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Drusilla crater, which is the irregularly shaped crater offset from the center of the image.
PIA15593:
Drusilla Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Eusebia crater, which is the large crater in the top right of the image.
PIA15594:
Eusebia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Eusebia crater on the right. The smaller crater, offset from the center of the image, with a smaller crater on its rim is Tuccia crater.
PIA15595:
Tuccia and Eusebia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta's Fabia crater, roughly 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) in diameter with a large area of bright material originating from its top right rim and slumping towards its center.
PIA15596:
Fabia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta Fabia shows Justina crater, located in Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15597:
Justina Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Laelia crater and Sextilia crater, located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15598:
Laelia and Sextilia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Laelia crater. The dark material inside of Laelia crops out from the rim and then slumps towards the crater's center.
PIA15599:
Laelia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Helena crater, which is the crater that resembles the shape of a butterfly's wings (center), and Laelia crater (bottom right).
PIA15645:
Helena and Laelia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Lepida crater, located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15646:
Lepida Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Rubria and Occia craters. Both Rubria and Occia contain dark and bright material and both have reasonably sharp, well-defined and regularly shaped rims.
PIA15647:
Rubria and Occia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Occia crater, located in Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. A distinctive butterfly pattern is seen consisting of two separate lobes of ejecta on the opposite sides.
PIA15648:
Occia Crater
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This topographic map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the two large impact basins in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15665:
South Polar Impacts
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This image using color data obtained by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere in color, centered on the Rheasilvia formation.
PIA15141:
Asteroid Vesta in a 'Rainbow-Colored Palette'
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Octavia crater, located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Octavia's rim is fresher on the right side and more degraded on the left side.
PIA15649:
Octavia Crater
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This artist's concept shows the internal structure of the giant asteroid Vesta, based on data from NASA's Dawn mission; the innermost core in brown, the mantle in green and the crust in gray.
PIA15510:
Vesta's Internal Structure
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