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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Vesta Dawn
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These composite images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft images show the spectacular spectral diversity of asteroid Vesta's surface.
PIA14964:
Color Composite Images of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-23 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims, a 'ghost' crater and dark and bright material in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA14962:
Unusual Craters on Vesta IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-18 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region around the asteroid Vesta's equatorial troughs with two different resolutions. More details are visible in the right-hand image such as small linear grooves running roughly parallel to the troughs.
PIA14957:
Equatorial Troughs and Dark Material III
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-22 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows Cornelia Crater on the large asteroid Vesta. On the right is an inset image showing an example of curved gullies, indicated by the short white arrows, and a fan-shaped deposit, indicated by long white arrows.
PIA19170:
Gully and Fan-Shaped Deposit on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic shows the geologic time scale of asteroid Vesta derived from geologic mapping.
PIA18789:
Geological Time Scale of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Vesta Dawn
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This high-resolution geological map of Vesta is derived from NASA's Dawn spacecraft data.
PIA18788:
Geological Map of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17663:
Vesta's Many Colors at Sextilia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17662:
Antonia in Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
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This colorful composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. To the naked eye, these structures would not be seen. But here, they stand out in blue and red.
PIA17661:
Flowing in, Flowing out of Aelia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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These enhanced-color views from NASA's Dawn mission show an unusual 'pitted terrain' on the floors of the craters named Marcia (left) and Cornelia (right) on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA16184:
Pitted Terrain in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-27 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15894:
Revealing Shadows 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-26 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15893:
Revealing Shadows 4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-25 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15892:
Revealing Shadows 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-24 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Oppia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15891:
Revealing Shadows 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15890:
Revealing Shadows 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-11 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a very shadowed region in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Roughly the upper one third of asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere is currently in shadow.
PIA15795:
A Part of Vesta's Shadowed Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows linear grooves and ridges in Vesta's regolith, located in Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15794:
Patterns in Vesta's Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15796:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of the heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere. Some of the craters have fresh, sharp rims, which suggests that they are reasonably young.
PIA15793:
Cratered Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-06 Vesta Dawn
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This image of asteroid Vesta is one of many images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft to create an animation showing the diversity of minerals through color representation.
PIA15506:
Vesta's Coat of Many Colors Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-18 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Sossia crater, which is the crater partially surrounded by dark material. Sossia crater has a reasonably fresh rim and patches of dark material cropping out around part of this rim.
PIA15765:
Sossia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-17 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Urbinia and Sossia craters, located in Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle. Urbinia is the large crater, and Sossia is the small crater surrounded by dark material in the bottom of the image.
PIA15764:
Urbinia and Sossia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-27 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the texture of the surface in a part of asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. This region is just north of the main Rheasilvia structure.
PIA15324:
Complex Surface Texture in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-26 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on a small, young, fresh crater with bright and dark ejecta rays extending from it. The crater is located in Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15323:
Crater with Dark and Bright Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-25 Vesta Dawn
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This anaglyph shows the central complex in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia impact basin. The central complex about two and a half times taller than Mt. Everest. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15322:
3-D Image of the Central Complex in Vesta's Rheasilvia Impact Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Vesta Dawn
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This anaglyph shows the topography of Vesta's eastern hemisphere; equatorial troughs are visible around asteroid Vesta's equator and north of these troughs there are a number of highly degraded, old, large craters. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15320:
3-D Image of Vesta's Eastern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
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Scientists believe a large number of the meteorites that are found on Earth originate from the protoplanet Vesta. This image is from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA14284:
Possible Piece of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This anaglyph shows a 3-D model of the protoplanet Vesta, using scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet might look like. It was created as part of an exercise for NASA's Dawn mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13890:
Anaglyph of Vesta Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
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This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the types of rocks and minerals distributed around the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17475:
Map of Rock Properties at Giant Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the mineral distribution in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15661:
Mineral Diversity at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic shows the global distribution of craters that hit the giant asteroid Vesta, based on data from NASA's Dawn mission. The yellow circles indicate craters of 2 miles or wider, with the size of the circles indicating the size of the crater.
PIA15660:
Crater Impacts on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-23 Vesta Dawn
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This view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's surface is composed of several images obtained with the clear filter in the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14679:
Topography of Troughs on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-14 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows four large impact craters close to one another on Vesta's surface. Interestingly, each of these four has a distinct preservation state.
PIA15048:
Impact Craters with Different Preservation States
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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, various craters are visible in the southern equatorial region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA14324:
Close-up View of Craters in South Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-18 Vesta Dawn
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15887:
Lepida Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-17 Vesta Dawn
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15886:
Serena Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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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 an area within the Rheasilvia basin in the south polar area of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15220:
Contrasting Deposits on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
PIA19368:
Dawn 2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This artist's rendition shows the asteroid Vesta and is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19369:
Artist Rendition of Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This artist's lithograph features general information, significant dates, and interesting facts on the back about asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres and is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19370:
Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres Lithograph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic from NASA's Dawn shows fields of view of Dawn instruments from Survey orbit (red), High Altitude Mapping Orbit (green), and Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (blue). This image is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19371:
Dawn's Fields of View of Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Dawn mission Vesta Logo, part of NASA's Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19372:
Dawn Mission Vesta Logo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Vesta science orbits from NASA's Dawn mission, part of the Mission Art series.
PIA19373:
Vesta Science Orbits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn instrumentation poster, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19374:
Dawn Instrumentation Poster
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Artist's rendition of NASA's Dawn spacecraft, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19376:
Dawn Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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NASA's Dawn asteroid lithograph of Eros and other asteroids.
PIA19379:
Asteroid Lithograph of Eros and Other Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19380:
Asteroid Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Bellecia AV-L-02, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19506:
Bellecia AV-L-02
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Arruntia AV-L-03, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19507:
Arruntia AV-L-03
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Caparronia AV-L-04, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19508:
Caparronia AV-L-04
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Domitia AV-L-05, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19509:
Domitia AV-L-05
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Mamilia AV-L-06, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19510:
Mamilia AV-L-06
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Floronia AV-L-07, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19511:
Floronia AV-L-07
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Licinia AV-L-08, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19512:
Licinia AV-L-08
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Gegania AV-L-09, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19513:
Gegania AV-L-09
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Eutropia AV-L-10, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19514:
Eutropia AV-L-10
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Aricia AV-L-11, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19515:
Aricia AV-L-11
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Oppia AV-L-22, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19526:
Oppia AV-L-22
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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his image of Claudia AV-L-23, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19527:
Claudia AV-L-23
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This image of Aquilia AV-L-24, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19528:
Aquilia AV-L-24
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This image of Matronalia AV-L-25, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19529:
Matronalia AV-L-25
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This image of Sextilia AV-L-26, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19530:
Sextilia AV-L-26
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This image of Eusebia AV-L-27, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19531:
Eusebia AV-L-27
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This image of Canuleia AV-L-28, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19532:
Canuleia AV-L-28
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This image of Justina AV-L-29, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19533:
Justina AV-L-29
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This image of Rheasilvia AV-L-30, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19534:
Rheasilvia AV-L-30
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This image of Marcia AV-L-12, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19516:
Marcia AV-L-12
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This image of Fabia AV-L-13, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19517:
Fabia AV-L-13
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This image of Lepida AV-L-14, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19518:
Lepida AV-L-14
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This image of Paulina AV-L-15, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19519:
Paulina AV-L-15
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This image of Rubria AV-L-16, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19520:
Rubria AV-L-16
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image of Domna AV-L-17, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19521:
Domna AV-L-17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of Serena AV-L-18, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19522:
Serena AV-L-18
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of Octavia AV-L-19, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19523:
Octavia AV-L-19
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of Vibidia AV-L-20, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19524:
Vibidia AV-L-20
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of Numisia AV-L-21, from the atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta, was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA19525:
Numisia AV-L-21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn mission patch, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19375:
Dawn Mission Patch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped these images of the asteroid Vesta in preparation for the Dawn spacecraft's visit in 2011. The images show the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13428:
The Faces of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 observed the potato-shaped asteroid in preparation for the visit by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2011. This is one frame from a movie showing the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13427:
A New Spin on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-27 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
Framing Camera
Hubble Space Telescope
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These two maps of the giant asteroid Vesta show patterns of brightness from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble's view is from an orbit around Earth. Dawn went into orbit around Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
PIA17465:
Two Views of Vesta Bright and Dark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-27 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
Framing Camera
Hubble Space Telescope
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These two images compare topographic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta as discerned by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble has been in an orbit around Earth, while Dawn orbited Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
PIA17466:
Comparing Vesta's Topography
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Framing Camera
HiRISE
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A distinctive 'pitted terrain' observed by NASA's Dawn mission on asteroid Vesta has also been seen on Mars. The morphologies of pits are similar on both bodies, with irregular shapes and sharp angles where pits share walls.
PIA16185:
Pitted Terrain on Mars and Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Chandra X-ray Telescope
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on June 30, 2005, Universal Time. The comet was bright and condensed.
PIA02118:
X-ray Eyes on Tempel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-18 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Hale Telescope 200-inch
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The high speed of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft causes it to appear as a long streak across the sky in the constellation Virgo during the 10-minute exposure time of this photograph taken by Mr. Palomar's 200-inch telescope.
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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On April 25, 2005 NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft obtained its first optical navigation (Op-Nav) image of comet Tempel 1. At the time the picture was taken the distance between spacecraft and comet was 64 million kilometers (39.7 million miles) away.
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-16 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image is a compilation of four images that were taken on June 13, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact. The spacecraft is 18,675,137.9 kilometers (11,604,190 miles) away from comet Tempel 1.
PIA07998:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03297:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 19, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This picture of Tempel 1 was taken by NASA's Deep Impact. Even though the spacecraft was over 10 days away from the comet when these data were acquired, it detected some of the molecules making up the comet's gas and dust envelope, or coma.
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-26 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 26, 2005.
PIA02103:
Comet Dead Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 27, 2005.
PIA02104:
On Course for a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-29 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 29, 2005.
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This display shows highly processed images of the outburst of comet Tempel 1 between June 22 and 23, 2005. The pictures were taken by NASA's Deep Impact's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 30, 2005.
PIA02113:
Headed Toward the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on July 1, 2005.
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This image from NASA TV shows the nucleus of comet Tempel 1 from Deep Impact's flyby's high-resolution imager.
PIA02119:
Tempel 1 Nucleus
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