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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the sun illuminating the landscape of asteroid Vesta during a Vestan 'sunrise'; the sun had a low angle relative to Vesta's surface, just as the sun has a low angle in the sky in the morning on Earth.
PIA15384:
Dawn on Vesta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Aricia Tholus, a dark hill located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle. Tholus is a word used to describe a small dome-like mountain or hill. Aricia was the name of a city in ancient Italy.
PIA15386:
Aricia Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-24 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Cornelia crater on asteroid Vesta with a sharp, fresh rim. Cornelia crater has a spectacular internal structure, which consists of bright and dark material.
PIA15401:
Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-27 Vesta Dawn
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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-29 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a relatively smooth part of asteroid Vesta's surface. This smooth texture is probably due to the surface being covered in a layer of tiny dust particles.
PIA15404:
Dust-covered Surface with Fresh Small Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-01 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-02 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the sharp, fresh rim of a large crater on asteroid Vesta. There is some bright material slumping towards the center of this crater but this is mostly overshadowed by the dark material.
PIA15406:
Sharp Crater Rim with Dark Material and Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-12 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on asteroid Vesta's Vibidia crater. There is a distinctive distribution of bright and dark material around Vibidia crater.
PIA15455:
Vibidia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up image of two of the craters that make up the three 'Snowman' craters on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15457:
Calpurnia and Minucia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-16 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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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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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 2012-03-22 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 2012-04-03 Vesta Dawn
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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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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, 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 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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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 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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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a chain of secondary craters located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15551:
Chain of Secondary Craters
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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows two craters, one that has been named Canuleia and one that has been named Sossia.
PIA15592:
Canuleia and Sossia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Drusilla crater, which is the irregularly shaped crater offset from the center of the image.
PIA15593:
Drusilla Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Eusebia crater, which is the large crater in the top right of the image.
PIA15594:
Eusebia 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'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 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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-15 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Urbinia and Sossia craters, located in Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle. Urbinia is the large crater, and Sossia is the small crater surrounded by dark material in the bottom of the image.
PIA15764:
Urbinia and Sossia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Sossia crater, which is the crater partially surrounded by dark material. Sossia crater has a reasonably fresh rim and patches of dark material cropping out around part of this rim.
PIA15765:
Sossia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Sossia and Canuleia craters. Sossia is surrounded by dark material in the bottom left of the image and Canuleia is the larger crater surrounded by bright material at bottom right.
PIA15768:
Sossia and Canuleia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Teia crater, which is the crater with bright and dark material. There is mostly bright material in Teia crater but there is also a patch of dark material on one side.
PIA15769:
Teia Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows the characteristic undulating surface of Vesta's southern hemisphere and many small craters, some of which make up secondary crater chains.
PIA15772:
Undulating Surface and Secondary Crater Chains
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows a part of the surface in Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is scoured by many grooves with different orientations.
PIA15773:
Grooved Surface
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows many secondary crater chains on Vesta's surface. This image is located in Vesta's Domitia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15774:
Secondary Crater Chains
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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 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 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 is located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle.
PIA15789:
Subdued and Fresh Craters
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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 shows a part of the heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere. Some of the craters have fresh, sharp rims, which suggests that they are reasonably young.
PIA15793:
Cratered Terrain
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows linear grooves and ridges in Vesta's regolith, located in Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15794:
Patterns in Vesta's Regolith
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a very shadowed region in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Roughly the upper one third of asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere is currently in shadow.
PIA15795:
A Part of Vesta's Shadowed Northern Hemisphere
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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many craters of different sizes and states of preservation on asteroid Vesta's surface. In the top of the image there are four large, very degraded craters.
PIA15824:
Cratered Surface of Vesta
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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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This image is from the last sequence of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta, looking down at Vesta's north pole as it was departing. Dawn escaped from Vesta's orbit on Sept. 4, 2012 PDT (Sept. 5, 2012 CET).
PIA15675:
A Last Look Back at Vesta
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Framing Camera
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The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The image comes from the last sequence of images Dawn obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta as it departed the giant asteroid.
PIA15676:
Shadows of the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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A jagged horizon of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft during the second half of October 2014.
PIA18867:
Jagged Horizon on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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A jagged horizon of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft during the second half of October 2014.
PIA18867:
Jagged Horizon on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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A jagged horizon of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft during the second half of October 2014.
PIA18867:
Jagged Horizon on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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A patch of relatively smooth ground on the nucleus surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in October 2014.
PIA18868:
Smooth Ground on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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A patch of relatively smooth ground on the nucleus surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in October 2014.
PIA18868:
Smooth Ground on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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A patch of relatively smooth ground on the nucleus surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in October 2014.
PIA18868:
Smooth Ground on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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Some relatively rough terrain on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in the second half of October 2014.
PIA18869:
Rough Terrain on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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Some relatively rough terrain on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in the second half of October 2014.
PIA18869:
Rough Terrain on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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Rosetta NAVCAM
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Some relatively rough terrain on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears in this image taken by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft in the second half of October 2014.
PIA18869:
Rough Terrain on Rosetta's Destination Comet
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OSIRIS
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18886:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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OSIRIS
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18886:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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OSIRIS
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This image was taken by the Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System, Rosetta's main onboard scientific imaging system, on Sept. 10, 2014. Jets of cometary activity can be seen along almost the entire body of the comet.
PIA18886:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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CIVA
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A composite image from a camera on ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae comet lander shows a solar array, with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the background.
PIA18826:
Rosetta Selflessly Offers Beautiful Comet Selfie
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CIVA
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A composite image from a camera on ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae comet lander shows a solar array, with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the background.
PIA18826:
Rosetta Selflessly Offers Beautiful Comet Selfie
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CIVA
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A composite image from a camera on ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae comet lander shows a solar array, with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in the background.
PIA18826:
Rosetta Selflessly Offers Beautiful Comet Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-12 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rosetta
CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this parting shot of its mother ship, Rosetta, shortly after separation on Nov. 12, 2014. The image was taken with the lander's CIVA-P imaging system.
PIA18870:
Farewell Shot of Rosetta by Philae Lander
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this parting shot of its mother ship, Rosetta, shortly after separation on Nov. 12, 2014. The image was taken with the lander's CIVA-P imaging system.
PIA18870:
Farewell Shot of Rosetta by Philae Lander
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this parting shot of its mother ship, Rosetta, shortly after separation on Nov. 12, 2014. The image was taken with the lander's CIVA-P imaging system.
PIA18870:
Farewell Shot of Rosetta by Philae Lander
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this self-portrait of the spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2014, at a distance of about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18871:
Rosetta Mission Selfie at 10 Miles
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this self-portrait of the spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2014, at a distance of about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18871:
Rosetta Mission Selfie at 10 Miles
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this self-portrait of the spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2014, at a distance of about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18871:
Rosetta Mission Selfie at 10 Miles
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this self-portrait of the spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2014, at a distance of about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18872:
Rosetta Mission Selfie at 30 Miles
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CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission took this self-portrait of the spacecraft on Sept. 7, 2014, at a distance of about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
PIA18872:
Rosetta Mission Selfie at 30 Miles
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