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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-21 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 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 2011-09-21 Vesta Dawn
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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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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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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 2011-08-22 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-19 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-18 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-17 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
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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
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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 2011-09-14 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-13 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-11 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-07 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-06 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-03 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-08-31 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-08-30 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-09-01 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-08-28 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-29 Vesta Dawn
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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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-22 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-21 Vesta Dawn
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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 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 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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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 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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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 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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-16 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-15 Vesta Dawn
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2014-10-14 Comet Rosetta
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Comet 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 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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-12 Comet Rosetta
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-11 Comet Rosetta
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
PIA13873:
Tempel 1 Impact Site (unannotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-08 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.
PIA03865:
Composite of Comet Borrelly's Nucleus, Jets, Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
PIA20041:
Halloween Asteroid Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-24 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this false-color image (right) of an impact crater in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region with its framing camera on July 25, 2011. The view on the left is from the camera's clear filter.
PIA14680:
False-Color Image of an Impact Crater on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-03 Hale-Bopp Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp
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Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
High Resolution Instrument (HRI)
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These three pairs of images from NASA's EPOXI mission demonstrate that a dust jet and gaseous carbon dioxide are being released from comet Hartley 2 at the same time, and from the same location on the comet.
PIA13572:
Evidence for a First-of-Its-Kind Comet Jet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the varied minerals on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta in false color.
PIA15671:
Colorized Infrared View of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-05 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Autonomous Navigation System
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This image shows how NASA's Deep Impact's impactor targeted comet Tempel 1 as the spacecraft made its final approach in the early morning hours of July 4, 2005.
PIA02136:
A Cyber-Astronaut's Final Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-26 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This composite image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is a simulated true color image of asteroid Vesta's northern and equatorial regions.
PIA14973:
Vesta's Northern and Equatorial Regions in Simulated True Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The South Saddle
PIA03114:
The South Saddle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a crater in the northern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta called Bellicia.
PIA17478:
Bellicia Crater, in Visible Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The Subtle Colors of Eros
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The Subtle Colors of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-26 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA16186:
Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a surface with many craters and linear chains of small craters that merge into ridges on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15296:
Unusual Crater Chains and Ridges
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Comet 720x573x3
This image shows a flash produced in a laboratory by a high-velocity bead slamming into dust. Scientists at Ames Research Center say that the collision between Deep Impact's impactor and comet Tempel 1 may have produce a similar flash.
PIA02108:
It Happens in a Flash
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-29 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft used its Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument to produce these three different composite images of the same region of asteroid Vesta's surface.
PIA14976:
Craters and Ejecta in Visible and Infrared Wavelengths
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This mosaic of three images was taken by NASA's Dawn framing camera during the high-altitude mapping orbit over the giant asteroid Vesta. The eastern rim is higher than the western rim, and the overall topography is downhill from east to west.
PIA15147:
Crater Characteristics on Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on the Sextilia crater in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. Craters on Vesta are named after Vestal virgins, priestesses of the Roman goddess Vesta.
PIA15085:
Sextilia Crater and Surroundings
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This montage shows asteroid 951 Gaspra (top) compared with Deimos (lower left) and Phobos (lower right), the moons of Mars.
PIA00078:
Gaspra, Deimos, and Phobos Comparison
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Boulderado
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Boulderado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The Shape of Eros
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The Shape of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
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Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows NASA'S Dawn scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like; it incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA13768:
Virtual Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2 Close Look
PIA06285:
Wild 2 Close Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image mosaic shows four different views of comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Stardust spacecraft as it flew by on Feb. 14, 2011. The images progress in time beginning at upper left, upper right, to lower left, then lower right.
PIA13860:
Four Views of Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-11 P/2010 B2 (WISE) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The red smudge at the center of this image is the first comet discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The comet is a dusty mass of ice and parades around the sun every 4.7 years.
PIA12449:
First Comet Seen by WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Laser Rangefinder
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Topographic Profiles from the NEAR Laser Rangefinder
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Topographic Profiles from the NEAR Laser Rangefinder
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-08-02 Hyakutake Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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Comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2
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Comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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The Environs of NEAR Shoemaker's Landing Site
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The Environs of NEAR Shoemaker's Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-29 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta team have honored two late team members by naming comet features after them. The comet is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the mission successfully landed a probe.
PIA19838:
Comet Scientists Honor Colleagues
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-12 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This full view of the giant asteroid Vesta was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, as part of a rotation characterization sequence on July 24, 2011, at a distance of 3,200 miles and shows impact craters of various sizes and grooves parallel to the equator.
PIA14894:
Capturing the Surface of Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Near Infrared Spectrometer
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NEAR: From Planning to Data Analysis
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NEAR: From Planning to Data Analysis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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A Southern Hemisphere Overview
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A Southern Hemisphere Overview
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This map is a mosaic of images obtained by NASA's Dawn's framing camera during the high-altitude mapping orbit phase. This map shows the distribution of dark materials on the surface of asteroid Vesta.
PIA15238:
Map of Dark Materials on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the brightest area seen on asteroid Vesta so far. It shows a crater located inside the rim of the Rheasilvia basin at the south pole of Vesta.
PIA15237:
Extremely Bright Area
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