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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph shows the topography of Vesta's eastern hemisphere; equatorial troughs are visible around asteroid Vesta's equator and north of these troughs there are a number of highly degraded, old, large craters. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA15320:
3-D Image of Vesta's Eastern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-06 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.
PIA05004:
Comet Wild 2 - Stardust Approach Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the topography of the northern and southern hemispheres of the giant asteroid Vesta, updated with pictures obtained during Dawn's last look back.
PIA15677:
Shape of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-23 2010 AB78 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The red dot at the center of this image is the first near-Earth asteroid discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE -- an all-sky mapping infrared mission designed to see all sorts of cosmic objects.
PIA12499:
First of Many Asteroid Finds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-15 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image depicts the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko chosen for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission.
PIA18809:
Rosetta Lander's Primary Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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This montage from NASA's EPOXI mission shows the only five comets imaged up close with spacecraft. The comets vary in shape and size. Comet Hartley 2 is by far the smallest and the most active of small comets.
PIA13576:
Fab Five
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.
PIA13577:
Flying Under Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19380:
Asteroid Belt
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Eros Map and Place Names
PIA03117:
Eros Map and Place Names
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Comet Rosetta
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Three of NASA's contributions to the ESA's Rosetta mission are pictured here: an ultraviolet spectrometer called Alice (top), the Ion and Electron Sensor (IES) (bottom left), and the Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO) (bottom right).
PIA17664:
U.S. Instruments Aboard Rosetta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-18 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft's main camera as the lander approached -- and then rebounded off -- the comet's surface.
PIA18897:
Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-26 C/2008 Q3 (Garradd) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is a mosaic of 3 individual WISE frames spanning an area on the sky about 7 times the size of the full Moon in portions of the constellations Bootes and Canes Venatici.
PIA12985:
M3 & Comet Garradd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-03 Vesta Dawn
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These images are of HED (howardite, eucrite and diogenite) meteorites are a large group of meteorites believed to originate from asteroid Vesta, a hypothesis that is consistent with current Dawn observations.
PIA15137:
Rocks from Vesta -- Part 2: Howardites
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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.
PIA15509:
Vibidia Crater in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-19 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.
PIA15825:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Drusilla Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Asteroid Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.
PIA17255:
Asteroid Zips By Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-29 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the grooved terrain in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, which is in the southern hemisphere. Large-scale grooves and depressions can be seen running diagonally across the image.
PIA15127:
Topography and Albedo Image of Grooved Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Oppia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Oppia quadrangle is named. Oppia crater is a distinctive crater because it has an unusually shaped rim, which is almost rectangular in form.
PIA15195:
Topography and Albedo Image of Oppia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The left-hand image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the apparent brightness of asteroid Vesta's surface. The right-hand image is based on this apparent brightness image, with a color-coded height representation of the topography overlain onto it.
PIA15454:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Vibidia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-14 Comet MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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As comets C/2012 S1 (ISON) and the well-known short-period comet 2P/Encke both approached their closest distances to the Sun in November, 2013, they also passed close to the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting the innermost planet Mercury.
PIA17693:
MESSENGER's First Images of Comets Encke and ISON
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows huge grooves on the giant asteroid Vesta that were the result of mega impacts at the south pole.
PIA15673:
Huge Troughs on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are discussing whether the circular structure that covers most of this image originated by a collision with another asteroid.
PIA14712:
Viewing the South Pole of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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The south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta reveals cliffs that are several miles or kilometers high, deep grooves, and craters. This oblique view is from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA14713:
High Cliffs at Vesta's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-05 Comet Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This visitor from deep space, seen here by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, is comet Hartley 2, the destination for NASA's EPOXI mission. The comet's tail is seen here as a fuzzy streak to the right of the comet.
PIA13438:
Icy Visitor from Beyond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images taken by NASA's Dawn framing camera are located in asteroids Vesta's Numisia quadrangle.
PIA15400:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This anaglyph image shows the topography of asteroid Vesta's southwestern region. The large, heavily degraded subdued rimmed crater in the top right becomes clearer in this anaglyph image. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14826:
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's Southwestern Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of a bright-rayed crater on giant asteroid Vesta was taken by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The crater is about 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) in diameter and impacted on the rim of an older crater, named Tuccia.
PIA15146:
Bright-Rayed Crater on Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-13 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.
PIA19102:
NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Located in the Marcia quadrangle, the left-hand image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the apparent brightness of asteroid Vesta's surface. The right-hand image is based on this apparent brightness image.
PIA15456:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Calpurnia and Minucia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15885:
Occia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15797:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Canuleia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-17 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15886:
Serena Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of the ejecta blanket from Vesta's 'Snowman' craters in the northern hemisphere. The ejecta blanket fills the whole image and is identified by its hummocky yet smooth texture.
PIA15126:
Topography and Albedo Image of Hummocky-mantled Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show an old, heavily cratered terrain around asteroid Vesta's equator.
PIA15125:
Topography and Albedo Image of Ancient Terrain with Ruined Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are dominated by the 35km diameter Bellicia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Bellicia quadrangle is named.
PIA15186:
Topography and Albedo Image of Bellicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Lucaria Tholus on asteroid Vesta, after which Lucaria quadrangle is named. Lucaria Tholus is the large, roughly elliptically shaped hill in the center of the image.
PIA15192:
Topography and Albedo Image of Lucaria Tholus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-12 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the ~20km diameter Numisia crater on asteroid Aster, after which Numisia quadrangle is named.
PIA15194:
Topography and Albedo Image of Numisia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator.
PIA15842:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Marcia crater, after which Marcia quadrangle is named. Marcia crater is the largest and southernmost of the three Vestan craters nicknamed the 'Snowman.'
PIA15193:
Topography and Albedo Image of Marcia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Gegania crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Gegania quadrangle is named. The image at left shows the albedo (brightness/darkness) of the surface.
PIA15191:
Topography and Albedo Image of Gegania Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Aelia crater, located in Vesta's Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15770:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Aelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show many craters, which have different states of preservation, in Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle in the northern hemisphere.
PIA15128:
Topography and Albedo Image of Different Preservations States of Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Caparronia crater on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15319:
Topography and Albedo Image of Caparronia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-21 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the brightness/darkness of asteroid Vesta's surface. These images are located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle.
PIA15385:
Brightness and Topography Images of a Dark Hill
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of Lucaria Tholus quadrangle in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere. Lucaria Tholus quadrangle is in Vesta's heavily cratered northern hemisphere.
PIA15123:
Topography and Albedo Image of Part of Lucaria Tholus Quadrangle
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-09 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two color views of the asteroid Gaspra were produced by combining three images taken through violet, green, and infrared filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 29, 1991.
PIA00125:
Gaspra - True and Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15901:
Fabia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-06 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. Urbinia crater is the large, irregularly shaped crater, Sossia the middle-sized crater.
PIA15841:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Urbinia and Sossia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-03 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. Rays of bright material surround Canuleia crater and rays of dark material extend from the top part of Sossia crater.
PIA15837:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Sossia and Canuleia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the 12km diameter Floronia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Floronia quadrangle is named. Floronia crater is the middle crater in the vertical column of 3 craters.
PIA15189:
Topography and Albedo Image of Floronia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-12 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Rubria is the crater with dark and bright material above Divalia Fossa and Occia is the crater with bright and dark material below.
PIA15845:
Rubria Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Pinaria crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Pinaria quadrangle is named. Many young fresh impact craters are visible on the slumped material.
PIA15196:
Topography and Albedo Image of Pinaria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-27 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image of comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko was taken on March 20, 2014, by the wide-angle camera of the Rosetta spacecraft's Optical, Spectroscopic and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS).
PIA17796:
Rosetta Images its Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15899:
Arruntia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Image
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-13 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.
PIA15846:
Sossia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Urbinia crater on asteroid Vesta. Urbinia crater is distinctive because is has an irregularly shaped rim due to the formation of other impact craters along its rim and then subsequent erosion.
PIA15197:
Topography and Albedo Image of Urbinia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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NASA's Dawn mission patch, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19375:
Dawn Mission Patch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This view of the 'belly' and part of the 'head' of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko indicates several morphologically different regions as seen by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.
PIA18429:
Distinct Terrains on Rosetta's Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-13 Comet Rosetta
OSIRIS
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This image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko marks the first touchdown point of the Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. The image was taken by on Sept. 14, 2104, nearly two months before Philae's Nov. 12 landing.
PIA18875:
First Touchdown Site of Comet Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are dominated by the 45km diameter Domitia crater on asteroid Vesta, after which Domitia quadrangle is named.
PIA15188:
Topography and Albedo Image of Domitia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-22 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.
PIA15828:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Fabia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-02 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, a few degrees below Vesta's equator.
PIA15836:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Scantia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-25 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.
PIA15829:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Justina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Rubria, with dark and bright material is above Divalia Fossa, and Occia, with bright and dark material is below.
PIA15844:
Divalia Fossa and Rubria and Occia Craters, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-02 Vesta Dawn
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These images are of HED (howardite, eucrite and diogenite) meteorites, a large group of meteorites believed to originate from asteroid Vesta, a hypothesis that is consistent with current Dawn observations.
PIA15136:
Rocks from Vesta -- Part 1: Eucrites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15887:
Lepida Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15830:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Laelia and Sextilia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA's Deep Space Network, Goldstone radar images show triple asteroid 1994 CC, which consists of a central object approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in diameter and two smaller moons that orbit the central body. Animation available at the Photojournal
PIA12134:
Triple Asteroid System Triples Asteroid Observers Interest Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-02 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15523:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Helena Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-27 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This composite image is a simulated true color image of part of asteroid Vesta's northern region, which contains the 'snowman craters.' Images such as these greatly help the process of understanding Vesta's geological history.
PIA14974:
"Snowman Craters" in Simulated True Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This topographic map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the two large impact basins in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15665:
South Polar Impacts
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-01 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images show part of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region, which contains impact craters and troughs (linear depressions).
PIA15010:
Topography of Vesta's Equatorial Region I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Vesta Dawn
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This high-resolution geological map of Vesta is derived from NASA's Dawn spacecraft data.
PIA18788:
Geological Map of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
VIR
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This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the types of rocks and minerals distributed around the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17475:
Map of Rock Properties at Giant Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Tuccia crater, after which Tuccia quadrangle is named. Tuccia crater is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northward of the rim of Vesta's large south polar Rheasilvia basin.
PIA15317:
Topography and Albedo Image of Tuccia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region, which contains a prominent, deep impact crater (lower center of images) and large troughs (linear depressions).
PIA15041:
Topography of Vesta's Equatorial Region I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows the apparent brightness of asteroid Vesta's surface. Aquilia crater, located in Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, is the large crater that dominates the top part of both images.
PIA15771:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Aquilia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region, which contains impact craters and troughs (linear depressions).
PIA15043:
Topography of Vesta's Equatorial Region III
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Ida Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Ida and Gaspra
PIA00332:
Ida and Gaspra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-20 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.
PIA15826:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Eusebia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, have helped to reveal that a small asteroid called 2011 MD is made-up of two-thirds empty space.
PIA18455:
Solid as a Rock? Porosity of Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's Tempel 1 Mission Update. Images of impact taken with the medium resolution imager. The blue dotted line is the position of the spectrometer's slit.
PIA02144:
Tempel 1 Mission Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Sextilia crater on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15318:
Topography and Albedo Image of Sextilia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-01-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This map shows the distribution of dark materials throughout the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. The circles, diamonds, and stars show where the dark material appears in craters, spots and topographic highs.
PIA16632:
Distribution of Vesta's Dark Materials, Southern View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-28 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15834:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Helena and Laelia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15833:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Laelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-21 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.
PIA15827:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tuccia and Eusebia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15843:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Publicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-08 Vesta Dawn
Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped these images of the asteroid Vesta in preparation for the Dawn spacecraft's visit in 2011. The images show the difference in brightness and color on the asteroid's surface.
PIA13428:
The Faces of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images are located in asteroid Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole. These images are centered on the large Tarpeia crater.
PIA15488:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tarpeia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-05 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Licinia is the large, bowl shaped crater in the center with a sharp rim, which has a scalloped edge.
PIA15840:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Licinia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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NEAR Shoemaker's Path
PIA03142:
NEAR Shoemaker's Path
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of the giant asteroid Vesta obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous impact craters illustrate the asteroid's violent youth. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14707:
Vesta's Surface in 3-D: An Ancient, Cratered Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.
PIA05578:
Comet Wild 2 - Jet Release
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Herschel Space Observatory
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.
PIA14738:
The Same Here as There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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NASA's	Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05580:
Comet Wild 2 - Anaglyph
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-09-10 Comet Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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With the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that what was thought to be a large asteroid called Don Quixote is in fact a comet.
PIA17443:
Spitzer Spies a Comet Coma and Tail
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the area surrounding the 'snowman craters' in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA14977:
Topography of the 'Snowman Craters' and Surrounding Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-26 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show part of Rheasilvia quadrangle in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. The hummocky, undulating terrain surrounding the central complex feature consists of ridges and grooves.
PIA15124:
Topography and Albedo Image of Central Complex and Hummocky Terrain
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