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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-03 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.
PIA20043:
Halloween Asteroid Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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NASA's Dawn asteroid lithograph of Eros and other asteroids.
PIA19379:
Asteroid Lithograph of Eros and Other Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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These images were obtained by the Dawn spacecraft on July 23, 2011. The bottom two images are false-color, where different colors represent visible and infrared light wavelengths.
PIA14326:
Visible and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer False-Color Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is based on a framing camera image that is overlain by a color-coded height representation of topography. This heart-shaped hollow is roughly 10 kilometers (6 miles) across at its widest point.
PIA15352:
A Valentine from Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This image shows infrared views of two craters,Bellicia (left) and Arruntia (right), at the giant asteroid Vesta that NASA's Dawn mission has found to sport the mineral olivine.
PIA17476:
Two Craters with Olivine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-10 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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This composite is a mosaic comprising four individual Rosetta NAVCAM images taken from 19 miles (31 kilometers) from the center of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 20, 2014.
PIA18899:
Rosetta Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA20546:
Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. fine-scale structure of the slumping-related features on Drusilla's sloping sides.
PIA16045:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Drusilla Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows two different resolution views of the ejecta blanket of Vesta's 'snowman craters.' The snowman-like pattern of these craters is clearly seen in the center of the left hand image.
PIA14958:
Ejecta Blanket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA16044:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aquilia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph from NASA's Dawn spacecraft image shows the topography of asteroid Vesta's southeastern region. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14797:
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Southeastern Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This annotated image depicts the two potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta's Philae lander that are on the comet's larger lobe.
PIA18779:
Two Large-Lobe Landing Sites for Rosetta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these images of asteroid Vesta on Aug. 28 (left) and Sept. 9, 2011. These images of the south polar region were taken at a distance of 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers) with a resolution of about 260 and 130 meters per pixel.
PIA14789:
Closing in on the Wrinkles and Grooves at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere; distinct sinuous grooves are visible around the rim of the crater.
PIA15874:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Floronia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-17 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The mottled appearance of the slump and small gullies around the fresh rim of the crater.
PIA16047:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Justina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. The bottom part of the rim of Fabia crater is much fresher than the top part of the rim.
PIA16046:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Fabia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15895:
Revealing Shadows 6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta'sFloronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15896:
Revealing Shadows 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15894:
Revealing Shadows 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15893:
Revealing Shadows 4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15892:
Revealing Shadows 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Oppia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15891:
Revealing Shadows 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15890:
Revealing Shadows 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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62 miles above Eros, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker took several frames which were combined to create this anaglyph of the saddle region, 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03127:
The Saddle in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae lander.
PIA18778:
Four Rosetta Candidate Landing Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this 3-D image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 23 and 28, 2011 at a distance of 1,700 miles (2,740 kilometers). You will need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14790:
3-D Image of Grooves and Wrinkles in the South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorful composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. To the naked eye, these structures would not be seen. But here, they stand out in blue and red.
PIA17661:
Flowing in, Flowing out of Aelia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17662:
Antonia in Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-25 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This annotated image depicts two of the five potential landing sites for ESA's Rosetta mission's Philae lander.
PIA18777:
Two Small-Lobe Landing Sites for Rosetta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.
PIA18453:
I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17663:
Vesta's Many Colors at Sextilia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15902:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Eusebia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-03 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.
PIA18460:
Infrared View of a Comet and Distant Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15905:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Arruntia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15904:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The terrain model of Vesta's southern hemisphere shows a big circular structure, its rim rising above the interior of the structure. This false-color map of the giant asteroid Vesta is from the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA14711:
A False-Color Topography of Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA17480:
Touring the Giant Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-02 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its framing camera on Aug.17 and Sept.17, 2011. The left hand image shows scarps, mostly near the bottom. The right hand image is a close up, higher resolution view of a large part of the raised mound.
PIA14796:
Two Different Resolution Images of Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-27 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.
PIA18032:
An Infrared portrait of Comet NEOWISE (C/2014 C3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-24 Comet Rosetta
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.
PIA18835:
Rosetta Comet Spreads its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the texture of the surface in a part of asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. This region is just north of the main Rheasilvia structure.
PIA15324:
Complex Surface Texture in Vesta's Southern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-17 Comet Rosetta
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This graphic depicts the position of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission in the context of topographic modeling of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's nucleus.
PIA19096:
Philae Lander's Setting on Comet's Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was obtained on October 30, 2014 by the OSIRIS scientific imaging system on the Rosetta spacecraft. The right half is obscured by darkness.
PIA19040:
Dark Side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-14 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus.
PIA18596:
Comet Surface Variations
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This is a rare glance at the dark side of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Light backscattered from dust particles in the comet's coma reveals a hint of surface structures. This image was taken by OSIRIS, Rosetta's scientific imaging system.
PIA19041:
Rare Glance at Dark Side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-06 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was obtained on October 30, 2014 by the OSIRIS scientific imaging system on the Rosetta spacecraft. The saturation of the image allows the viewer to see some surface structures on 'dark side' of the comet.
PIA19042:
Dark Side of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Saturated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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Image of the southern polar regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS) on September 29, 2014, when the comet was still experiencing the long southern winter.
PIA19969:
Taking a Comet's Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-09-06 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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This Tempel 1 image was built up from scaling images from NASA's Deep Impact to 5 meters/pixel and aligned to fixed points. Each image at closer range replaced equivalent locations observed at a greater distance.
PIA02142:
Tempel 1 Composite Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-29 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).
PIA21068:
Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows hills, troughs, ridges and steep craters. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14327:
3-D Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-02 Comet Rosetta
Rosetta NAVCAM
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Four images taken by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft create a montage showing jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
PIA18823:
Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-25 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA15600:
Tarpeia Crater, Close, Closer, Closest
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Nine Galileo Views in Natural Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
PIA00330:
Nine Galileo Views in Natural Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Nine Galileo Views in Exaggerated Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
PIA00331:
Nine Galileo Views in Exaggerated Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-22 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth crater rims in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. Detailed structure is seen more readily in the the image with a smaller view at right.
PIA14961:
Unusual Craters on Vesta III
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Comet Rosetta
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This artist's concept of the Rosetta mission's Philae lander on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is from an animation showing the upcoming deployment of Philae and its subsequent science operations on the surface of the comet.
PIA18891:
Philae's Descent and Science of the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a set of three craters, informally nicknamed 'Snowman' by the camera's team members, is located in the northern hemisphere of Vesta.
PIA14323:
Close-up View of "Snowman" Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a peak at Vesta's south pole is seen at the lower right. The grooves in the equatorial region are about six miles wide.
PIA14322:
Close-up View of Vesta's South Pole Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, various craters are visible in the southern equatorial region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA14324:
Close-up View of Craters in South Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-18 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows the surface of comet Tempel 1 before and after NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the comet in 2005. The region was imaged by Deep Impact before the collision (left), then six years later on by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission.
PIA13869:
Comet Tempel 1 Six Years Later
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
CIVA
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The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two images from the lander's CIVA camera confirm. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground.
PIA18876:
Welcome to a Comet, from Lander on Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
PIA04496:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-09-12 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on August 28, 1993.
PIA00135:
Asteroid Ida - Five Frame Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-05 Comet Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble measured the size, shape and rotational period of the Rosetta mission's backup target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).
PIA17484:
3-D Models of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This perspective view of Marcia crater on the giant asteroid Vesta shows the most spectacularly preserved example of 'pitted terrain,' an unexpected discovery in data returned by NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA16182:
Most Spectacularly Preserved Pitted Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
PIA04604:
Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of asteroid Vesta's south polar region. The material at the base of the scarp (right side) is probably due to landsliding.
PIA14868:
Anaglyph Image of a Large Scarp in Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image shows the topography of Vesta's densely cratered terrain obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14674:
Topography of Densely Cratered Deformed Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have created perspective views of the Rheasilvia impact basin on the giant asteroid Vesta. Rheasilvia is located in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15667:
South Pole Vistas Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image shows the topography of Vesta's three craters, informally named the 'Snowman,' obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14676:
Anaglyph of the 'Snowman' Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).
PIA13859:
Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows a before-and-after comparison of the area on comet Tempel 1 targeted by an impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13858:
Deep Impact's Effect on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Eros Details Enhanced by Computer Processing
PIA02466:
Eros Details Enhanced by Computer Processing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2: If You Were There
PIA06283:
Wild 2: If You Were There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These enhanced-color views from NASA's Dawn mission show an unusual 'pitted terrain' on the floors of the craters named Marcia (left) and Cornelia (right) on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA16184:
Pitted Terrain in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-15 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.
PIA19362:
Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This composite-color view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Cornelia Crater, streaked with dark materials, on the giant asteroid Vesta. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA16631:
3-D View of Dark-Stained Cornelia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-12 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This 3D image shows the topography of craters and grooves of asteroid Vesta's south polar region obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Aug. 23 and 28, 2011. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14699:
Anaglyph of Craters in the South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1986-03-14 Comet 1836x961x3
In 1986, the European spacecraft Giotto became one of the first spacecraft ever to encounter and photograph the nucleus of a comet, passing and imaging Halley's nucleus as it receded from the sun.
PIA17485:
Comet Halley
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic from NASA's Dawn shows fields of view of Dawn instruments from Survey orbit (red), High Altitude Mapping Orbit (green), and Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (blue). This image is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19371:
Dawn's Fields of View of Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spiraled closer and closer to the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. These images were obtained by Dawn's framing camera in the three phases of its campaign since arriving at Vesta in mid-2011.
PIA15224:
Closer and Closer to the Vesta Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-13 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5,300 kilometers (3,300 miles), some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991.
PIA00119:
Highest Resolution Gaspra Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The broad morphology of asteroid Vesta's mountain/central complex is clear in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft; it is a roughly circular topographic mound, which is approximately 200km in diameter and has approximately 20km of relief from its base.
PIA14891:
Anaglyph Image of the Mountain-Central Complex in Vesta's South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph image shows the topography of the mountain-central complex in asteroid Vesta's south polar region. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14827:
Anaglyph Image of the Mountain/Central Complex in the South Polar Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Landmarks at NEAR Shoemaker's Touchdown Site
PIA03144:
Landmarks at NEAR Shoemaker's Touchdown Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13857:
Comet Tempel 1, in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 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.
PIA13855:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims, a 'ghost' crater and dark and bright material in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA14962:
Unusual Craters on Vesta IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Comet Rosetta
VLT
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This image shows the most recent observations of the 2-mile-wide (4-kilometer-wide) comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which is the upcoming target of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission.
PIA17667:
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Oct. 5, 2013
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13856:
Tempel 1 Impact Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Vesta science orbits from NASA's Dawn mission, part of the Mission Art series.
PIA19373:
Vesta Science Orbits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These composite images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show three views of a terrain with ridges and grooves near Aquilia crater in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15508:
Aquilia Area in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The data reveal a world of many varied, well-separated layers and ingredients.
PIA15142:
A Comparative View of Terrains on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the topography of the mountain-central complex in asteroid Vesta's south polar region. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14978:
Impact Crater and Mountain-central Complex in Vesta's South Polar Region (Anaglyph)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image combines two separate views of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The fresh impact craters in this view are located in the south polar region, which has been partly covered by landslides from the adjacent crater.
PIA15143:
Fresh Impact Craters on Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Comet Siding Spring appears to streak across the sky like a superhero in this new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The comet, also known as C/2007 Q3, was discovered in 2007 by observers in Australia.
PIA12830:
Visitor from Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-04 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph image shows the topography of part of Vesta's equatorial region. These craters are classed as ruin eroded craters and are most clear in the center of the image, above the troughs. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14798:
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region (I)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph shows the topography of Vesta's 'Snowman' craters on asteroid Vesta. The bottom crater is named Marcia, the middle crater, Calpurnia, and the top crater, Minucia. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15321:
3-D Image of Vesta's "Snowman" Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph shows the central complex in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia impact basin. The central complex about two and a half times taller than Mt. Everest. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15322:
3-D Image of the Central Complex in Vesta's Rheasilvia Impact Basin
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