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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 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 1996-09-12 Dactyl Galileo
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Early View of Dactyl
PIA00299:
Early View of Dactyl
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Comet 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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This composite image shows the asteroid 243 Ida as seen from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its approach on August 28, 1993.
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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This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by the Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5,300 kilometers (3,300 miles), some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991.
PIA00118:
Gaspra - Highest Resolution Mosaic
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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 2011-11-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows ejecta from two of the large 'Snowman' craters on the left of the image. This ejecta smooths out asteroid Vesta's surface in the rest of the image.
PIA15086:
Ejecta from Vesta's "Snowman" Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-15 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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NASA's Stardust-NExT mission transmitted the first image it took during its approach to comet Tempel 1 at 8:35 p.m. PST (11:35 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13853:
Comet Tempel 1 as Seen by NASA's Stardust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-05 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an escarpment located in asteroid Vesta's near Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole.
PIA15790:
Escarpment on Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle.
PIA15789:
Subdued and Fresh Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-12 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-24 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-08-22 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. There are also many hummocky slumps of material around the crater's walls and base.
PIA16050:
Licinia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-03 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Fabia crater, located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15900:
Fabia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Arruntia crater, located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15898:
Arruntia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. It has a scalloped shaped rim and the top part of the rim is more degraded than the rest.
PIA15889:
Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-19 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Around Publicia's rim are many alternating streaks of bright and dark material tumbling down towards its center.
PIA15888:
Publicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-14 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of asteroid Vesta's surface that is covered by heavily cratered regolith. Regolith is the fine-grained material that covers most of Vesta's surface.
PIA15822:
Surface Covered with Regolith and Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Serena crater, located in the Sextilia quadrangle, southern hemisphere. A mound of material is seen in the center of the crater and many small craters scattered over Serena crater.
PIA15652:
Serena Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Scantia crater, located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15651:
Scantia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-14 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Rubria crater, with dark and bright material, offset from the center of the image. Rubria crater is located in Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator.
PIA15650:
Rubria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-11 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Octavia crater, located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Octavia's rim is fresher on the right side and more degraded on the left side.
PIA15649:
Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Canuleia crater, a large, irregularly shaped crater. Other interesting features of Canuleia include the diffuse bright material that is both inside and outside of its rim.
PIA15591:
Canuleia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region of the surface that is rather smooth in appearance which is located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, near the Vestan equator.
PIA15554:
Ejecta-covered Surface
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Towards the bottom of image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft ,slightly offset from the image center, is a small, young, fresh crater within a rectangular, older, heavily eroded crater.
PIA15490:
Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tarpeia crater, located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. Tarpeia has a sharp, fresh rim surrounding it.
PIA15489:
Tarpeia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-01 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-23 Vesta Dawn
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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 2011-09-22 Vesta Dawn
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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of asteroid Vesta's surface reasonably far north into the northern hemisphere which appears washed out because it has been stretched to make features visible that would otherwise be too dark to see.
PIA15788:
Vesta's Partly Shadowed Northern Regions
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-01 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-28 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-25 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-24 Vesta Dawn
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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Rubria and Occia craters. Both Rubria and Occia contain dark and bright material and both have reasonably sharp, well-defined and regularly shaped rims.
PIA15647:
Rubria and Occia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Occia crater, located in Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. A distinctive butterfly pattern is seen consisting of two separate lobes of ejecta on the opposite sides.
PIA15648:
Occia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Lepida crater, located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15646:
Lepida Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Helena crater, which is the crater that resembles the shape of a butterfly's wings (center), and Laelia crater (bottom right).
PIA15645:
Helena and Laelia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Laelia crater. The dark material inside of Laelia crops out from the rim and then slumps towards the crater's center.
PIA15599:
Laelia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Laelia crater and Sextilia crater, located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15598:
Laelia and Sextilia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta Fabia shows Justina crater, located in Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15597:
Justina Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta's Fabia crater, roughly 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) in diameter with a large area of bright material originating from its top right rim and slumping towards its center.
PIA15596:
Fabia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Eusebia crater on the right. The smaller crater, offset from the center of the image, with a smaller crater on its rim is Tuccia crater.
PIA15595:
Tuccia and Eusebia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aquilia crater located in Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The especially degraded bottom rim was probably formed by debris slumping into the crater.
PIA15590:
Aquilia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Antonia crater. Antonia's rim has two different states of freshness: the bottom left one-third of the rim is very degraded but the other two-thirds of the rim is reasonably fresh.
PIA15589:
Antonia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows a long chain of craters in the right part of the image, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15786:
Chain of Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aelia crater with a larger, more degraded crater to the left. Dark and bright material crops out from Aelia's rim and slumps towards its center extending in rays outside the crater's rim.
PIA15588:
Aelia Crater
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area of the surface that is both grooved and smooth, which gives it an undulating appearance. This image is located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near the Vestan equator.
PIA15556:
Grooved Surface and Area of Boulders
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many curved ridges that are typical of Vesta's southern hemisphere. This image is located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15555:
Curved Surface Features
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of a large crater with a relatively fresh rim located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near the equator.
PIA15553:
Crater Wall with Sinuous Features
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a particularly smooth part of the giant asteroid's surface, likely covered in fine-grained regolith material.
PIA15552:
Smooth, Grooved Surface
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively smooth area of Vesta's surface. This region is smooth because it is mostly covered by fine-grained debris, known as regolith.
PIA15550:
Surface Covered by Regolith and Fresh Young Impacts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-09 Vesta Dawn
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an old, very degraded crater that is almost completely filled with regolith. Regolith is the fine-grained material that covers most of Vesta's surface.
PIA15549:
An Old Crater Almost Completely Filled with Regolith
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large crater with an irregularly shaped, reasonable sharp, fresh rim.
PIA15548:
Spots of Dark Material Surrounding an Impact Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle in the Vestan southern hemisphere, shows a small crater with ejecta made of dark material.
PIA15547:
Dark Material in the Ejecta of a Small Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a sharp, fresh crater rim of a large crater that is only partly in the bottom right corner of this image and is located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's equator.
PIA15525:
Sharp Crater Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show a slightly curved chain of small craters in the bottom half of the image. This chain is located on the floor of asteroid Vesta's large south-polar impact structure, Rheasilvia.
PIA15524:
Curved Chain of Small Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-30 Vesta Dawn
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The left side of Helena crater on asteroid Vesta has a fresh and distinctive rim. Dark and bright material crops out of this part of the rim and slumps towards the center of the crater in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA15522:
Unusual Bipolar Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-29 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many linear and curvilinear grooves running roughly diagonally across asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle.
PIA15521:
Linear and Curvilinear Grooves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-28 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of a large crater that has an irregularly shaped, fresh rim and is distinctive because it has many outcrops of dark and bright material originating from its rim and from the interior slope of the crater.
PIA15520:
Dark and Bright Material in a Crater Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-27 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many large subdued craters that have smaller, younger craters on top of them on asteroid Vesta. There are two large subdued craters in the center of the image, which have very degraded and rounded rims.
PIA15519:
Large Subdued and Small Fresh Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows is located in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. Severina crater has a fresh, sharp rim and a smaller, presumably younger, crater on its rim.
PIA15518:
Lines of Craters
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A double crater, called a crater doublet, is seen in the bottom right part of this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta. This crater doublet was likely formed by the simultaneous impact of two fragments of a split projectile.
PIA15517:
Double Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-22 Vesta Dawn
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The low sun elevation in this image of NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta enhances small topographic details near the rim of the large crater, part of which is visible in the bottom left of the image.
PIA15516:
Blocks of Ejected Material and Small Craters Near a Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows is located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. Severina crater has a fresh, sharp rim and a smaller, presumably younger, crater on its rim.
PIA15487:
Severina Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up image of two of the craters that make up the three 'Snowman' craters on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15457:
Calpurnia and Minucia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on asteroid Vesta's Vibidia crater. There is a distinctive distribution of bright and dark material around Vibidia crater.
PIA15455:
Vibidia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the sharp, fresh rim of a large crater on asteroid Vesta. There is some bright material slumping towards the center of this crater but this is mostly overshadowed by the dark material.
PIA15406:
Sharp Crater Rim with Dark Material and Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows hows a large impact crater whose rim is rather smoothed and degraded. There are many smaller, younger craters surrounding and inside of this crater and these have sharper, fresher rims.
PIA15405:
Impact Crater with Smoothed Rim
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively smooth part of asteroid Vesta's surface. This smooth texture is probably due to the surface being covered in a layer of tiny dust particles.
PIA15404:
Dust-covered Surface with Fresh Small Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an area in Vesta's northern hemisphere that has been illuminated by the sun. As asteroid Vesta progresses from its winter to its spring the sunlight is creeping further and further northwards.
PIA15403:
Light and Shadow
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is mostly in darkness. Since Dawn's arrival at asteroid Vesta the sun has not illuminated Vesta's most northerly latitudes.
PIA15402:
Islands in the Darkness
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Cornelia crater on asteroid Vesta with a sharp, fresh rim. Cornelia crater has a spectacular internal structure, which consists of bright and dark material.
PIA15401:
Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-31 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region. The craters have a wide range of sizes and many different forms, which include fresh, degraded and barely visible because they are so degraded.
PIA15337:
Cratered Terrain in Vesta's Equatorial Region
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows some of the undulating terrain in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15338:
Undulating Terrain in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta, an unusually shaped, irregular rim that is sharp and fresh in some areas and more rounded and degraded in others.
PIA15336:
Impact Crater with Unusual Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is named Tuccia.
PIA15081:
Bright Rayed Craters in Tuccia Quadrangle
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the hummocky (wavy/undulating) terrain of Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, which is the south polar region.
PIA15080:
Hummocky Terrain in Vesta's Rheasilvia Quadrangle
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows chains of craters on an undulating surface probably formed of fine-grained debris, called regolith, which was ejected from large impact craters as they formed nearby.
PIA15787:
Crater Chains on Regolith
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of the surface of asteroid Vesta, which is mantled (covered) by an ejecta blanket, evident as smoothly textured surface visible across the image.
PIA15047:
Mantled Surface of Vesta with Secondaries
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous grooves (linear depressions) and crater chains, especially in the right hand side of the image of asteroid Vesta.
PIA15046:
Grooves and Crater Chains on Vesta
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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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