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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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This artist's concept shows a view of NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its Nov. 4, 2010 flyby of comet Hartley 2. The fluffy shell around the comet, called a coma, is made up of gas and dust that blew off the comet's core, or nucleus.
PIA13548:
Comet Hartley 2 Gets a Visitor (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image of asteroid Toutatis was generated with data collected using NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012 and indicates that it is an elongated, irregularly shaped object with ridges and perhaps craters.
PIA16599:
Tumbling Asteroid Toutatis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This composite image NASA's Dawn spacecraft is a simulated true color image of part of asteroid Vesta's south polar region.
PIA14975:
Vesta's South Polar Region in Simulated True Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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Carbon Dioxide Fluctuations in Comet Hartley 2
PIA13573:
Carbon Dioxide Fluctuations in Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca
La Sagra Sky Survey
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This set of images from the La Sagra Sky Survey, operated by the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in Spain, shows the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 shortly after its closest, and safe, approach to Earth.
PIA16738:
Outbound Near-Earth Asteroid, as Seen from Spain Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Mosaic of Eros' Northern Hemisphere
PIA02923:
Mosaic of Eros' Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Large Crater on Eros
PIA02481:
Large Crater on Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Interesting Structural Features on Eros
PIA02482:
Interesting Structural Features on Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Glimpses into Eros' Shadows
PIA02487:
Glimpses into Eros' Shadows
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-18 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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A Swath of Eros
PIA02926:
A Swath of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The Many Faces of Eros
PIA03108:
The Many Faces of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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A Trio of Craters on Eros
PIA02488:
A Trio of Craters on Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows dark material at impact craters, up to 12.5 miles-wide (20 kilometer-wide) and sets of worm-like tracks in the north-south direction.
PIA14696:
Worm-like Markings on Vesta's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2011-08-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2011-08-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Tempel 1 EPOXI
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EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
PIA13546:
EPOXI's Trip to Meet Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets
PIA13568:
Spacecraft Images Comet Target's Jets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-15 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 23, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14702:
Different Surface Ages on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-25 Comet Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image shows asteroids observed so far by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13113:
Scanning for Asteroids and Comets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Views of Hartley 2 Nucleus and Inner Coma
PIA13624:
Views of Hartley 2 Nucleus and Inner Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Gaspra Optical Navigation Image
PIA00229:
Gaspra Optical Navigation Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows densely cratered terrain near Vesta's terminator on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft. North is pointing towards the two o'clock position.
PIA14672:
Densely Cratered Terrain Near the Terminator
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-11-03 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.
PIA00333:
Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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NEAR Road to Eros
PIA02462:
NEAR Road to Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Over Eros' Horizon
PIA02468:
Over Eros' Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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NEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from Orbit
PIA02467:
NEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of bright and dark materials on Vesta's surface on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
PIA14671:
Bright and Dark Material on Vesta's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Tracking a Feature on Eros
PIA03115:
Tracking a Feature on Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
PIA16490:
Sinuous Gullies, Close-up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2 Features
PIA06284:
Wild 2 Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.
PIA18412:
Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many fresh craters, several with bright ejecta rays, which were formed by impacts into the floor of asteroid Vesta's south polar basin.
PIA14828:
Ray Craters in Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo (reversed)
PIA13870:
Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo (reversed)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 6, 2011. Old and heavily cratered terrain is shown on Vesta. The framing camera has a resolution about 280 yards (260 meters) per pixel.
PIA14328:
Old and Heavily Cratered Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13871:
Comet Tempel 1 in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Closing in on Eros
PIA03138:
Closing in on Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-08 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This false-color image shows comet Tempel 1 about 50 minutes after NASA's Deep Impact's probe smashed into its surface. The impact site is located on the far side of the comet in this view.
PIA02139:
Comet Tempel's Silhouette
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-07 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. on Nov. 7, 2011, when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar distances, which is about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers, from Earth.
PIA15019:
Asteroid 2005 YU55 Approaches Close Earth Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker is of processed data showing Eros from slightly different perspectives is combined as anaglyphs or stereo pairs. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02473:
Eros' Global Morphology
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-05 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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This spectacular image of comet Tempel 1 was taken 67 seconds after it obliterated NASA's Deep Impact's impactor spacecraft.
PIA02137:
Tempel Alive with Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of two large, young craters on Vesta with its framing camera on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
PIA14329:
Two Large Young Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Eros: The First Look from Orbit
PIA02465:
Eros: The First Look from Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Stereo imaging, an important tool on NASA's NEAR Shoemaker for geologic analysis of Eros, provides three-dimensional information on the asteroid's landforms and structures. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02471:
Eros in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows examples of straighter, shorter, wider gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Fonteia.
PIA16491:
Straight Gullies in Fonteia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
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Cometary Flurries
PIA13623:
Cometary Flurries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2011-09-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its visible and infrared instrument of asteroid Vesta. The top image is a simulated true-color picture of the asteroid's surface.
PIA14697:
Visible and Infrared Data Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
PIA16489:
Sinuous Gullies in Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The Sculptured Surface of Eros
PIA02480:
The Sculptured Surface of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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.
PIA14314:
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of asteroid Vesta, from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, calculated from a shape model, shows a tilted view of the topography of the south polar region. This perspective removes the overall curvature of Vesta, as if the giant asteroid were flat and not
PIA14869:
Oblique View of Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Eros' Bland Butterscotch Colors
PIA02475:
Eros' Bland Butterscotch Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Location of the NEAR Shoemaker Landing Site
PIA03143:
Location of the NEAR Shoemaker Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-17 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows the location of the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed
PIA13867:
Stardust Swoops by Tempel 1 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Portrait of Two Asteroids in Different Light
PIA14736:
Portrait of Two Asteroids in Different Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2010-11-18 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
PIA13629:
Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows NASA's Dawn's view of Vesta from June 20, 2011, when the approaching spacecraft was about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the body.
PIA14122:
Dawn's Approach to Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-23 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Comet Borrelly Slows Solar Wind
PIA03502:
Comet Borrelly Slows Solar Wind
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Comet Borrelly Nucleus Found to the Side
PIA03503:
Comet Borrelly Nucleus Found to the Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image mosaic from NASA's Dawn mission shows a slice of the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. This mosaic, which covers one quarter of Vesta's surface, shows the pronounced difference between the northern and southern hemispheres.
PIA15666:
Slice of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this false-color image of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region with its framing camera on July 25, 2011.
PIA14677:
False-Color Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2005-07-01 Comet Spitzer Space Telescope
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This artist's animation depicts one of the most widely accepted theories pertaining to the origin of comets. This image is courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA02107:
Genesis of a Comet (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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NEAR Approach to Eros - 12 Panel Rotation Sequence
PIA02463:
NEAR Approach to Eros - 12 Panel Rotation Sequence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2010-10-04 Comet Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This frame from a video demonstrates how NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer surveys asteroids and comets in the solar system. Perspective shown here is looking down from high above Earth's North Pole, a kind of bird's eye view of the solar system.
PIA13435:
Asteroid and Comet Census from WISE
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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 1996-02-01 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.
PIA00070:
Asteroid Ida Rotation Sequence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13627:
Hartley 2 in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This montage of 11 images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it flew by the asteroid Gaspra on Oct. 1991, shows Gaspra growing progressively larger in the field of view of Galileo's solid-state imaging camera as the spacecraft approached the asteroid.
PIA00079:
Gaspra Approach Sequence
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-12 Dactyl Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Dactyl Dark Side Illuminated by Idashine
PIA00298:
Dactyl Dark Side Illuminated by Idashine
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-12 Dactyl Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Early View of Dactyl
PIA00299:
Early View of Dactyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This is the first image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft after successfully entering orbit around Vesta.
PIA14313:
Latest Image of Vesta captured by Dawn on July 17, 2011
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-12 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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An Ancient Ridge
PIA03110:
An Ancient Ridge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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When NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with Tempel 1, a bright, small flash was created, which rapidly expanded above the surface of the comet. This flash lasted for more than a second.
PIA02131:
Moment of Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Asteroid Ida - 6 Views Showing Rotation
PIA00137:
Asteroid Ida - 6 Views Showing Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-10-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Infrared Spectrometer (IRS)
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This is a Tempel 1 temperature map of the nucleus with different spatial resolutions from NASA's Deep Impact mission. The color bar in the middle gives temperature in Kelvins. The sun is to the right in all images.
PIA02143:
Temperature Map of Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Gaspra - Highest Resolution Mosaic
PIA00118:
Gaspra - Highest Resolution Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image, processed to show the true size of the giant asteroid Vesta, shows Vesta in front of a spectacular background of stars. It was obtained by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 3, 2011, from a distance of about 750,000 miles.
PIA14118:
Dawn's First Glimpse of Vesta -- Processed
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Framing Camera
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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 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges of the protoplanet Vesta from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This model of Vesta uses scientists' best guess to date of what the surface might look like.
PIA13770:
Model of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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.
PIA14317:
Full-Frame Image of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-22 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2011-08-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta's south polar scarp with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. The image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14684:
South Polar Scarp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the surface of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11, 2011. It was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14686:
Equatorial Grooves Imaged at the Limb of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the surface of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11, 2011. It was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14687:
Bright and Dark Material on Vesta
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