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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-15 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-14 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-13 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-12 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-08 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-07 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-06 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-05 Vesta Dawn
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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:
3-D Image of Caparronia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 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 2012-02-28 Vesta Dawn
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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 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 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 2012-02-23 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-31 Vesta Dawn
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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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15319:
Topography and Albedo Image of Caparronia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a rough surface covered with ejecta and fine grooves on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15299:
Rough Topography in the Rheasilvia Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-13 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a surface with craters buried under thick ejected material that displays a grooved texture on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15298:
Smooth Ejecta with Grooved Surface Showing Buried Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-12 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively fresh crater with bright deposits exposed in the crater wall that streak downslope on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15297:
Bright Material Deposits in Crater Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-11 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a surface with many craters and linear chains of small craters that merge into ridges on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15296:
Unusual Crater Chains and Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-09 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Pinaria crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Pinaria quadrangle is named. Many young fresh impact craters are visible on the slumped material.
PIA15196:
Topography and Albedo Image of Pinaria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-13 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Oppia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Oppia quadrangle is named. Oppia crater is a distinctive crater because it has an unusually shaped rim, which is almost rectangular in form.
PIA15195:
Topography and Albedo Image of Oppia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-12 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the ~20km diameter Numisia crater on asteroid Aster, after which Numisia quadrangle is named.
PIA15194:
Topography and Albedo Image of Numisia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-11 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Marcia crater, after which Marcia quadrangle is named. Marcia crater is the largest and southernmost of the three Vestan craters nicknamed the 'Snowman.'
PIA15193:
Topography and Albedo Image of Marcia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-10 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Lucaria Tholus on asteroid Vesta, after which Lucaria quadrangle is named. Lucaria Tholus is the large, roughly elliptically shaped hill in the center of the image.
PIA15192:
Topography and Albedo Image of Lucaria Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-09 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Gegania crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Gegania quadrangle is named. The image at left shows the albedo (brightness/darkness) of the surface.
PIA15191:
Topography and Albedo Image of Gegania Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are dominated by the 45km diameter Domitia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Domitia quadrangle is named.
PIA15188:
Topography and Albedo Image of Domitia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Claudia crater (marked by an arrow) and its surroundings. Claudia crater is the crater which is used to define 0 longitude on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15187:
Topography and Albedo Image of Claudia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are dominated by the 35km diameter Bellicia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Bellicia quadrangle is named.
PIA15186:
Topography and Albedo Image of Bellicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
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This still from a movie shows an image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft layered on a digital terrain model of an unusual hill containing a dark-rayed impact crater and nearby dark deposit on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15148:
Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
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This mosaic of three images was taken by NASA's Dawn framing camera during the high-altitude mapping orbit over the giant asteroid Vesta. The eastern rim is higher than the western rim, and the overall topography is downhill from east to west.
PIA15147:
Crater Characteristics on Asteroid Vesta
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This image of a bright-rayed crater on giant asteroid Vesta was taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The crater is about 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) in diameter and impacted on the rim of an older crater, named Tuccia.
PIA15146:
Bright-Rayed Crater on Asteroid Vesta
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he visible and infrared mapping spectrometer aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft acquired this set of images during the high-altitude mapping orbit phase at about 420 miles (680 kilometers) above the surface of asteroid Vesta.
PIA15144:
A Global View of Vesta
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This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The fresh impact craters in this view are located in the south polar region, which has been partly covered by landslides from the adjacent crater.
PIA15143:
Fresh Impact Craters on Asteroid Vesta
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This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The data reveal a world of many varied, well-separated layers and ingredients.
PIA15142:
A Comparative View of Terrains on Vesta
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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 3D image was obtained as Dawn approached Vesta and circled the giant asteroid during the mission's survey orbit phase. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15140:
Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-04 Vesta Dawn
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These images are of HED (howardite, eucrite and diogenite) meteorites are a large group of meteorites believed to originate from asteroid Vesta, a hypothesis that is consistent with current Dawn observations.
PIA15138:
Rocks from Vesta -- Part 3: Diogenites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the ejecta blanket from Vesta's 'Snowman' craters in the northern hemisphere. The ejecta blanket fills the whole image and is identified by its hummocky yet smooth texture.
PIA15126:
Topography and Albedo Image of Hummocky-mantled Terrain on Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is named Tuccia.
PIA15081:
Bright Rayed Craters in Tuccia Quadrangle
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the hummocky (wavy/undulating) terrain of Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, which is the south polar region.
PIA15080:
Hummocky Terrain in Vesta's Rheasilvia Quadrangle
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows chains of craters on an undulating surface probably formed of fine-grained debris, called regolith, which was ejected from large impact craters as they formed nearby.
PIA15787:
Crater Chains on Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-13 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of the surface of asteroid Vesta, which is mantled (covered) by an ejecta blanket, evident as smoothly textured surface visible across the image.
PIA15047:
Mantled Surface of Vesta with Secondaries
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous grooves (linear depressions) and crater chains, especially in the right hand side of the image of asteroid Vesta.
PIA15046:
Grooves and Crater Chains on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. This view is rotated by approximately 90°.
PIA15014:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region IV
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. This view is rotated by approximately 60°.
PIA15013:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region III
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. The mountain-central complex is the roughly circular feature in the center of the image.
PIA15012:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region II
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this albedo image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11th 2011.
PIA15011:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region I
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the area surrounding the 'snowman craters' in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA14977:
Topography of the 'Snowman Craters' and Surrounding Area
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This composite image is a simulated true color image of part of asteroid Vesta's northern region, which contains the 'snowman craters.' Images such as these greatly help the process of understanding Vesta's geological history.
PIA14974:
"Snowman Craters" in Simulated True Color
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows small rilles (scars) on asteroid Vesta's surface, mostly concentrated in the right half image, presumably due to impacts throwing out boulders, which crash across the surface scouring the rilles as they go.
PIA14963:
Rilles on Vesta's Surface
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth crater rims in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. Detailed structure is seen more readily in the the image with a smaller view at right.
PIA14961:
Unusual Craters on Vesta III
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims. The most obvious is the large crater in the bottom left of the image.
PIA14960:
Unusual Craters on Vesta II
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters of different sizes and shapes in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The freshest craters can be classified as fresh scarp rimmed craters and the less fresh classified as partly degraded subdued rim craters.
PIA14959:
Unusual craters on Vesta I
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This closeup of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows small scale features such as grabens (linear depressions) which run parallel to and inside the troughs.
PIA14956:
Equatorial Troughs and Dark Material II
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of a young and old crater at the night and day boundary on asteroid Vesta. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14777:
Young and Old Crater at the Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
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This detail of NASA's Dawn spacecraft's framing camera image shows low sun angles and large shadows on asteroid Vesta.
PIA14776:
Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of various craters on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 19, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14691:
The Various Craters on Vesta
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This view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's surface is composed of several images obtained with the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. The image mosaic is shown superimposed on a digital terrain model.
PIA14682:
Topography of Vesta's Surface
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of a central mound in a large structure at the south pole of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter.
PIA14681:
Central Mound at the South Pole
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this false-color image (right) of an impact crater in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region with its framing camera on July 25, 2011. The view on the left is from the camera's clear filter.
PIA14680:
False-Color Image of an Impact Crater on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14678:
Up and Down in Vesta's Cratered Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This false-color image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is of the of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are studying image like these to better understand the different materials on the surface.
PIA14325:
Different Shades of Vesta (False-Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image is one from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft; the series shows a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
PIA14321:
Vesta Full Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft flying above Vesta, based on an artist's concept of the surface of the giant asteroid.
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Animation of Dawn Scanning and Flying Above Vesta's Surface Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaving the giant asteroid Vesta and arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres.
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Animation of Dawn Leaving Vesta and Arriving at Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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In this image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a set of three craters, informally nicknamed 'Snowman' by the camera's team members, is located in the northern hemisphere of Vesta.
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Close-up View of "Snowman" Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a peak at Vesta's south pole is seen at the lower right. The grooves in the equatorial region are about six miles wide.
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Close-up View of Vesta's South Pole Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image is a mosaic of Vesta's equatorial region, composed of observations taken through the panchromatic filter on the framing camera onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 24, 2011.
PIA14318:
Mosaic Image of Vesta's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 24, 2011. Dawn entered orbit around Vesta on July 15, and will spend a year orbiting the body.
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Full-Frame Image of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Vesta Dawn
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This enhanced image, taken by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 9, 2011, views the south polar region of this giant asteroid.
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An Enhanced View of Vesta's South Polar Region
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This 3D image of the asteroid Vesta was taken on July 9, 2011 by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
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Anaglyph Image of Vesta's South Polar Region
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This is the first image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft after successfully entering orbit around Vesta.
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Latest Image of Vesta captured by Dawn on July 17, 2011
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On June 8, 2011, the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft captured the instrument's first images of Vesta that are larger than a few pixels, from a distance of about 218,000 miles (351,000 kilometers).
PIA14124:
Vesta in Spectrometer View
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Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta
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Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are discussing whether the circular structure that covers most of this image originated by a collision with another asteroid.
PIA14712:
Viewing the South Pole of Vesta
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This color-coded topography map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the giant asteroid Vesta in an equirectangular projection at 32 pixels per degree, relative to an ellipsoid of 177 miles by 177 miles by 142 miles.
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Vesta Topography Map
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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.
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Eusebia Crater
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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 two craters, one that has been named Canuleia and one that has been named Sossia.
PIA15592:
Canuleia and Sossia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image, one of the first obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in its low altitude mapping orbit, shows many buried craters located within the equatorial trough region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
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Buried Craters on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image, one of the first obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in its low altitude mapping orbit, shows a part of one of the troughs at the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15221:
Trough in Dark and Bright on Vesta
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These images show part of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region, which contains impact craters and troughs (linear depressions).
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Topography of Vesta's Equatorial Region I
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This anaglyph image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of the mountain-central complex in asteroid Vesta's south polar region. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
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Impact Crater and Mountain-central Complex in Vesta's South Polar Region (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-02 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these side-by-side views of a dark hill of the surface of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 19, 2011. The images have a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
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Side by Side Views of a Dark Hill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Vesta Dawn
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Vesta is the largest asteroid visited by a spacecraft. It is currently being observed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has entered orbit around Vesta.
PIA14316:
Vesta Sizes Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-27 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
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Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Laelia Crater
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
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Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Laelia and Sextilia Craters
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
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Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Justina Crater
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15828:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Fabia Crater
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15827:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tuccia and Eusebia Craters
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
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Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Eusebia Crater
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15825:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Drusilla Crater
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