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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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 Asteroid 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 2014-07-24 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model of the nucleus.
PIA18419:
Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model of the nucleus.
PIA18419:
Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken on July 14, 2014, by the OSIRIS imaging system aboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft have allowed scientists to create this three-dimensional shape model of the nucleus.
PIA18419:
Rotating Shape Model of Rosetta's Comet Target Animation Icon
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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 2011-03-10 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 2011-11-14 Vesta Dawn
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 2011-05-11 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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta's south polar region with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14688:
Complex Structures in Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of a dark band on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 19, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14690:
A Dark Band on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-04 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of craters with bright features on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14692:
Craters with Bright Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of dark patches and stripes on crater walls on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14693:
Dark Patches and Stripes on Crater Walls
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of dark material on hilltops on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 18, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14694:
Dark Material on Hilltops
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14698:
Craters, Scarps, Troughs, Grooves and Plains on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of terrestrial mountains on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14700:
Steep Slope on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of craters and grooves in the south polar region on asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Sept. 3, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 220 meters per pixel.
PIA14701:
Craters and Grooves in the South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is of the south pole region of the asteroid Vesta, a mountain is rising approximately 9 miles (15 kilometers) above the floor of a crater.
PIA14714:
Impressive Mountain Tops on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The image shows Claudia (arrow), a tiny crater through which by definition Vesta's prime meridian runs from the asteroid's north pole to its south pole. This image is from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA14715:
Claudia: A Tiny Crater Chosen to Define Vesta's Prime Meridian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 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 Aug. 26, 2011. The detail in this image shows a steep scarp with landslides and vertical craters in the scarp wall.
PIA14716:
Landslides on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-17 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011. The detail in this image shows impacts of all sizes, grooves, scarps and smooth areas.
PIA14717:
Impacts and Grooves on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 20, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14718:
Troughs Covered by Impacts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 20, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14719:
An Impact Structure Resembling a Snowman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-22 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This full-frame view of asteroid Vesta was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft with its framing camera on July, 24 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 485 meters per pixel.
PIA14778:
A Full-Frame View of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-23 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 Aug. 14 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14779:
Dense Region of Impact Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 28, 2011. This image of the south polar region was taken through the camera's clear filter at a distance of 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers).
PIA14787:
Wrinkled Terrain at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Sept. 09, 2011. This image of the south polar region was taken at a distance of 864 miles (1,390 kilometers). The image has a resolution of about 130 meters per pixel.
PIA14788:
Groovy Terrain at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011 at a distance of 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers). The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14791:
Mountains Rising Over Vesta's Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows dark colored mountains (top of the image) in the northern region of asteroid Vesta. The origin of such mountains is currently being investigated.
PIA14793:
Mountains and Bright and Dark Material on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Slumping features and landslides can be clearly seen near the base of the largest scarp in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Some of the hummocky terrain near the scarps is probably due to landsliding.
PIA14794:
Scarps, Hummocky Terrain and Impacts at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this image of the asteroid Vesta, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft just shortly before the beginning of high altitude mapping orbit, north is up and the upper right corner is to the northeast.
PIA14799:
Dawn Approaching Vesta Just Before the Beginning of High Altitude Mapping Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a raised mound material overlying the brighter material that makes up the floor of the south polar depression of asteroid Vesta. Many small scale craters are clear in this image.
PIA14795:
Small Scale Features at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a fresh scarp rimmed crater on asteroid Vesta with a remarkable distribution of bright and dark material in its interior.
PIA14829:
Fresh Crater with Dark and Bright Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a number of small dark areas, mostly clustered in the center and left of the image, are visible in asteroid Vesta's cratered landscape. A lot of these dark patches are small impact craters.
PIA14953:
Dark Areas in Cratered Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-15 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The crater on asteroid Vesta shown in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft was emplaced onto the ejecta blanket of two large twin craters. Commonly, rays from impact craters are brighter than the surrounding surface.
PIA14954:
Fresh Dark Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Equatorial troughs of asteroid Vesta are shown running obliquely across this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The troughs both overlie and are overlain by impact craters.
PIA14955:
Equatorial Troughs and Dark Material 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-20 Vesta Dawn
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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-24 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a wide, young, fresh crater on asteroid Vesta. Surrounding this crater is its ejecta blanket, a covering of small particles that were thrown out during the impact that formed the crater.
PIA15044:
Ejecta from a Fresh Crater Covering Older Craters and Crater Chains
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a small, young, fresh crater on asteroid Vesta with bright and dark rays extending from it.
PIA15045:
Fresh Crater with Bright and Dark Rays
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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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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 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 is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is name Tuccia.
PIA15082:
Features on Vesta's Regolith
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows areas of dark material which are both associated with impact craters and between these craters on asteroid Vesta. Dark material is seen cropping out of the rims and sides of the larger craters.
PIA15083:
Dark Material Associated with and between Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows ejecta from two of the large
PIA15086:
Ejecta from Vesta's "Snowman" Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by the approximately 8 km diameter bright ray crater named Tuccia on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15122:
Recent Impact on the Rim of Tuccia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a young, fresh crater, which is about 7 km in diameter, on asteroid Vesta. This crater has both dark and bright rays fanning out from it.
PIA15120:
Large Blocks of Rocky Material in a Young Ray Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a double crater which may have been formed by the simultaneous impact of a binary asteroid. Binary asteroids are asteroids that orbit their mutual center of mass.
PIA15121:
Vesta's Cratered Landscape: Double Crater and Craters with Bright Ejecta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by Caparronia impact crater, approximately 55 km in diameter with a mostly fresh, irregularly shaped rim. It also has a curved, linear mound running across most of its base.
PIA15129:
Caparronia Crater Covered with Ejecta and Small, Secondary Craters
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This image of the giant asteroid Vesta was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in the evening Nov. 27 PST (early morning Nov. 28, UTC), as it was spiraling down from its high altitude mapping orbit to low altitude mapping orbit.
PIA15175:
Dawn Orbiting Over Vesta
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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta, an unusually shaped, irregular rim that is sharp and fresh in some areas and more rounded and degraded in others.
PIA15336:
Impact Crater with Unusual Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region. The craters have a wide range of sizes and many different forms, which include fresh, degraded and barely visible because they are so degraded.
PIA15337:
Cratered Terrain in Vesta's Equatorial Region
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows some of the undulating terrain in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15338:
Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows old cratered terrain located on asteroid Vesta's equator. Many of these craters have very degraded, rounded rims.
PIA15339:
Old Cratered Terrain on Vesta's Equator
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the ejecta deposit surrounding the 'snowman' craters, the largest of which has been named Marcia.
PIA15340:
Ejecta and Dark Rayed Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows undulating terrain, located only in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere, in and around the Rheasilvia impact basin.
PIA15341:
Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous linear chains and clusters of small craters on asteroid Vesta. These chains and clusters of craters were created by material that was ejected during the formation of a large crater.
PIA15349:
Chains and Clusters of Secondary Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many linear or sinuous grooves crisscrossing the surface of asteroid Vesta. They were created when large pieces of debris grazed and scoured the surface.
PIA15350:
Markings of Ejected Material on Vesta's Surface
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large number of craters, formed by collisions into the surface of asteroid Vesta. The relatively large circular depressions in this image are older, heavily degraded impact craters.
PIA15351:
Vesta's Surface at High Resolution: Dominated by Impact Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many highly degraded craters in the top part of the image. These craters are so degraded that their rims are only partially visible.
PIA15381:
Mass Wasting on Steep Slopes
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two overlapping impact craters on asteroid Vesta. The rims of the craters are both reasonably fresh but the larger crater must be older because the smaller crater cuts across the larger crater's rim.
PIA15382:
Successive Formation of Impact Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows impact ejecta deposits dominating asteroid Vesta's landscape. This impact ejecta material was ejected from an impact crater located outside the imaged area.
PIA15383:
Impact Ejecta Deposits Covering Underlying Topography
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