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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This color-coded topography map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the giant asteroid Vesta in an equirectangular projection at 32 pixels per degree, relative to an ellipsoid of 177 miles by 177 miles by 142 miles.
PIA17037:
Vesta Topography Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17832:
Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-10 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the broken Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 skimming along a trail of debris left during its multiple trips around the sun.
PIA08452:
A Million Comet Pieces
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the global distribution of hydrogen on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA16180:
Hydrogen Map of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Hydrogen is most abundant in areas with low reflectivity, or albedo, on the giant asteroid Vesta, as shown in this contour map from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA16181:
Contour Map of Hydrogen on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show the Domitia crater in Vesta's northern hemisphere and the topography of the surrounding region, which includes the 'Snowman' craters.
PIA15084:
Topography and Albedo Image of Domitia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-29 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.
PIA15835:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Teia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft show Claudia crater (marked by an arrow) and its surroundings. Claudia crater is the crater which is used to define 0 longitude on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15187:
Topography and Albedo Image of Claudia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-02 Eros NEAR
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Artist's rendering of the the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft's rendezvous with the asteroid Eros.
PIA18177:
NASA's NEAR Spacecraft's Rendezvous with Asteroid Eros (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.
PIA17479:
Closing in on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-11-27 Toutatis 4096x3072x3
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
PIA00515:
Computer Generated View of Earth as seen from the Asteroid Toutatis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-01 Comet Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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During its one-year mission, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, mapped the entire sky in infrared light. Among the multitudes of astronomical bodies that have been discovered by the NEOWISE portion of the WISE mission are 20 comets.
PIA13457:
Comets WISE -- A Family Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.
PIA17650:
On the Way to Ceres (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-18 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Vesta is the largest asteroid visited by a spacecraft. It is currently being observed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has entered orbit around Vesta.
PIA14316:
Vesta Sizes Up
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-13 Holmes Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this picture of comet Holmes in March 2008, five months after the comet suddenly erupted and brightened a millionfold overnight.
PIA11228:
Anatomy of a Busted Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Illustrated in this artist's concept are two possible structures for asteroid 2011 MD. NASA's Spitzer infrared camera helped reveal that this asteroid consists of about two-thirds empty space.
PIA18456:
The Spacious Structure of Asteroid 2011 MD (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-19 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.
PIA17811:
NEOWISE's Next Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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Three impact craters of different sizes, arranged in the shape of a snowman, make up one of the most striking features on Vesta, as seen in this view from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA15674:
Near-True Color Image of Snowman
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-02 Asteroid 3254x2613x3
This graphic shows the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013.
PIA17041:
Orbits of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has led to revisions in the estimated population of near-Earth asteroids. The most accurate survey to date has allowed new estimates of the total numbers of objects in different size categories.
PIA14734:
WISE Revises Numbers of Asteroids Near Earth
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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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Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.
PIA14737:
Heavy and Light Just Right
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-02 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this albedo image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11th 2011.
PIA15011:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region I
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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In this image, obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta, topography in the area surrounding the south pole area shows impact craters, ridges and grooves. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14706:
Vesta's Surface in 3D: Details of Wave-Like Terrain in the South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This chart based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer illustrates why infrared-sensing telescopes are more suited to finding small, dark asteroids than telescopes that detect visible light.
PIA14732:
Infrared Telescopes Spy Small, Dark Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-29 Vesta Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This chart based on data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer illustrates how infrared is used to more accurately determine an asteroid's size; three asteroids of different sizes can look similar when viewed in visible-light.
PIA14733:
How to Tell the Size of An Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. This view is rotated by approximately 90°.
PIA15014:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region IV
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. The mountain-central complex is the roughly circular feature in the center of the image.
PIA15012:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region II
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-04 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the central area of the south polar basin. This view is rotated by approximately 60°.
PIA15013:
Topography of Vesta's South Polar Region III
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-09-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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When NASA's Dawn spacecraft sent the first images of the giant asteroid Vesta to the ground, scientists were fascinated by an enormous mound inside a big circular depression at the south pole. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14705:
Vesta's Surface in 3D: A Big Mountain at the Asteroid's South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission, which will fly by comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13847:
Stardust-NExt (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-24 Annefrank Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.
PIA13943:
Stardust's Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-07 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17829:
NEOWISE's New Find
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This enhanced image, one of the closest taken of comet Harley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows jets and where they originate from the surface. There are jets outgassing from the sunward side, the night side, and along the terminator.
PIA13574:
Jets Galore
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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, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.
PIA13575:
Up Close and Personal with Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations of infrared light from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope coming from asteroids provide a better estimate of their true sizes than visible-light measurements.
PIA18454:
How to Measure the Size of an Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-15 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images are located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained the apparent brightness image with its framing camera on Oct. 22, 2011.
PIA15486:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Severina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This global map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the topography of the giant asteroid Vesta, with the seven most prominent impact basins highlighted.
PIA15664:
Global Topography of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-12 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.
PIA15796:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-05-05 Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 Spitzer Space Telescope
MIPS
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows three of the many fragments making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3. The picture also provides the best look yet at the crumbling comet's trail of debris.
PIA08438:
Comet Stepping Stones
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These composite images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft images show the spectacular spectral diversity of asteroid Vesta's surface.
PIA14964:
Color Composite Images of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-15 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.
PIA15823:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Canuleia and Sossia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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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 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. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05580:
Comet Wild 2 - Anaglyph
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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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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 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 2011-09-16 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 3D: An Ancient, Cratered Surface
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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 2012-07-05 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. 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 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 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 2012-07-10 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 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 2012-06-27 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 2012-06-28 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 2005-06-02 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept)
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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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 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 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 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 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 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 2012-05-24 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 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 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (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 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 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 2011-10-27 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 2012-04-02 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 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 2012-06-26 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 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 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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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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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 2012-07-02 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-12-07 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 2012-01-10 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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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 2012-08-02 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 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 2012-01-09 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 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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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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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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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 1996-02-09 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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Gaspra - True and Enhanced Color
PIA00125:
Gaspra - True and Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-25 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 2011-11-30 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 2012-05-23 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-12-09 Vesta Dawn
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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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