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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up of part of the rim around the crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is the large crater at the bottom-left of this image.
PIA16176:
Canuleia, Up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-26 Vesta Dawn
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA16186:
Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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This perspective view of Cornelia crater on the giant asteroid Vesta shows an example of 'pitted terrain,' an unexpected discovery in data returned by NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA16183:
Cornelia is the Pits
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
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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
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This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or water bound to minerals in Vesta's surface.
PIA15679:
Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Vesta Dawn
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As NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes off for its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta. The set of three craters known as the 'snowman' can be seen at the top left.
PIA15678:
Full View of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-09-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a shadowy view of the northern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta during Dawn's last look back.
PIA16116:
Best Northern View of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-04 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Oppia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator; Claudia was chosen to anchor the coordinate system for Vesta used in the scientific investigations of the Dawn team.
PIA15872:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Claudia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-31 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator; there is a large slump of material covering the top rim of Teia crater, which makes it appear degraded.
PIA15871:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Teia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-30 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere; many small boulders are visible on the right side of Sossia crater.
PIA15870:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Sossia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 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; small boulders visible inside of Scantia crater.
PIA15869:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Scantia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-28 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, a little south of Vesta's equator; boulders can be seen on the bottom side of the crater.
PIA15868:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Rubria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Vesta Dawn
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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; the fine-scale of streaks of bright and dark material can be seen originating from the rim of Publicia crater.
PIA15867:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Publicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-24 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, a few degrees below Vesta's equator. Octavia Crater looks remarkably like a terrestrial landslide.
PIA15866:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-23 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere; tiny craters and streaks developed from material can be seen slumping towards the center of the crater.
PIA15865:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Occia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. There are also many hummocky slumps of material around the crater's walls and base.
PIA16050:
Licinia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 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. There are fine-scale streaks of dark and bright material originating from just underneath Licinia's scalloped rim.
PIA16049:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Licinia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-03 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Fabia crater, located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15900:
Fabia Crater
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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 2012-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Arruntia crater, located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15898:
Arruntia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-07-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. It has a scalloped shaped rim and the top part of the rim is more degraded than the rest.
PIA15889:
Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-19 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Around Publicia's rim are many alternating streaks of bright and dark material tumbling down towards its center.
PIA15888:
Publicia Crater
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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 2012-07-13 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 2012-07-12 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-06-15 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-06-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of asteroid Vesta's surface that is covered by heavily cratered regolith. Regolith is the fine-grained material that covers most of Vesta's surface.
PIA15822:
Surface Covered with Regolith and Craters
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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 2012-05-24 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-05-16 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Serena crater, located in the Sextilia quadrangle, southern hemisphere. A mound of material is seen in the center of the crater and many small craters scattered over Serena crater.
PIA15652:
Serena Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-15 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Scantia crater, located in Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15651:
Scantia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Rubria crater, with dark and bright material, offset from the center of the image. Rubria crater is located in Vesta's Gegania quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator.
PIA15650:
Rubria Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Octavia crater, located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator. Octavia's rim is fresher on the right side and more degraded on the left side.
PIA15649:
Octavia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Canuleia crater, a large, irregularly shaped crater. Other interesting features of Canuleia include the diffuse bright material that is both inside and outside of its rim.
PIA15591:
Canuleia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-04-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a region of the surface that is rather smooth in appearance which is located in Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, near the Vestan equator.
PIA15554:
Ejecta-covered Surface
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close-up view of the wall of the Rheasilvia impact basin on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15494:
Close-up of Rheasilvia's Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-21 Vesta Dawn
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Towards the bottom of image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft ,slightly offset from the image center, is a small, young, fresh crater within a rectangular, older, heavily eroded crater.
PIA15490:
Fresh Crater Inside a Rectangular Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Tarpeia crater, located in Vesta's Rheasilvia quadrangle, near asteroid Vesta's south pole. Tarpeia has a sharp, fresh rim surrounding it.
PIA15489:
Tarpeia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-03-19 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-02-13 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large number of craters, formed by collisions into the surface of asteroid Vesta. The relatively large circular depressions in this image are older, heavily degraded impact craters.
PIA15351:
Vesta's Surface at High Resolution: Dominated by Impact Craters
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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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Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many linear or sinuous grooves crisscrossing the surface of asteroid Vesta. They were created when large pieces of debris grazed and scoured the surface.
PIA15350:
Markings of Ejected Material on Vesta's Surface
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Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows numerous linear chains and clusters of small craters on asteroid Vesta. These chains and clusters of craters were created by material that was ejected during the formation of a large crater.
PIA15349:
Chains and Clusters of Secondary Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).
PIA15343:
Mosaic of Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-07 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.
PIA15342:
Small-scale Surface Variations Seen with Dawn's Visible and Infrared Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-01-19 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-01-17 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a large crater with several smaller craters at the edge on the giant asteroid Vesta. Rough texture in the crater wall at far right may be the underlying bedrock.
PIA15300:
Craters Within Thick Ejecta in the Rheasilvia Basin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image, one of the first obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in its low altitude mapping orbit, shows part of the rim of a fresh crater on the giant asteroid Vesta. The terrain is known as the Heavily Cratered Terrain in the northern hemisphere.
PIA15222:
Crater in Shadow on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-12-08 Vesta Dawn
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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 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 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 2011-12-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by Caparronia impact crater, approximately 55 km in diameter with a mostly fresh, irregularly shaped rim. It also has a curved, linear mound running across most of its base.
PIA15129:
Caparronia Crater Covered with Ejecta and Small, Secondary Craters
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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 2011-11-29 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-11-27 Vesta Dawn
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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 2011-11-26 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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-23 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by a double crater which may have been formed by the simultaneous impact of a binary asteroid. Binary asteroids are asteroids that orbit their mutual center of mass.
PIA15121:
Vesta's Cratered Landscape: Double Crater and Craters with Bright Ejecta
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a young, fresh crater, which is about 7 km in diameter, on asteroid Vesta. This crater has both dark and bright rays fanning out from it.
PIA15120:
Large Blocks of Rocky Material in a Young Ray Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows ejecta from two of the large
PIA15086:
Ejecta from Vesta's "Snowman" Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-20 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is centered on the Sextilia crater in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere. Craters on Vesta are named after Vestal virgins, priestesses of the Roman goddess Vesta.
PIA15085:
Sextilia Crater and Surroundings
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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 2011-11-18 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows areas of dark material which are both associated with impact craters and between these craters on asteroid Vesta. Dark material is seen cropping out of the rims and sides of the larger craters.
PIA15083:
Dark Material Associated with and between Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is dominated by bright rayed craters of different sizes. The most prominent bright rayed crater is name Tuccia.
PIA15082:
Features on Vesta's Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-11 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a small, young, fresh crater on asteroid Vesta with bright and dark rays extending from it.
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Fresh Crater with Bright and Dark Rays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-28 Vesta Dawn
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This composite image NASA's Dawn spacecraft is a simulated true color image of part of asteroid Vesta's south polar region.
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Vesta's South Polar Region in Simulated True Color
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This composite image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is a simulated true color image of asteroid Vesta's northern and equatorial regions.
PIA14973:
Vesta's Northern and Equatorial Regions in Simulated True Color
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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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In this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a number of small dark areas, mostly clustered in the center and left of the image, are visible in asteroid Vesta's cratered landscape. A lot of these dark patches are small impact craters.
PIA14953:
Dark Areas in Cratered Terrain on Vesta
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Slumping features and landslides can be clearly seen near the base of the largest scarp in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. Some of the hummocky terrain near the scarps is probably due to landsliding.
PIA14794:
Scarps, Hummocky Terrain and Impacts at Vesta's South Pole
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows dark colored mountains (top of the image) in the northern region of asteroid Vesta. The origin of such mountains is currently being investigated.
PIA14793:
Mountains and Bright and Dark Material on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 14 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14779:
Dense Region of Impact Craters
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This full-frame view of asteroid Vesta was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft with its framing camera on July, 24 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 485 meters per pixel.
PIA14778:
A Full-Frame View of Vesta
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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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This false-color image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a crater on the giant asteroid Vesta. The reddish coloring below the crater points to material that was hurled from Vesta's interior during an impact or originated from the impactor itself.
PIA14709:
False-Color Image Shows Proof of an Impact
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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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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 3-D: Details of Wave-Like Terrain in the South Pole
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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 3-D: A Big Mountain at the Asteroid's South Pole
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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of asteroid Vesta's surface reasonably far north into the northern hemisphere which appears washed out because it has been stretched to make features visible that would otherwise be too dark to see.
PIA15788:
Vesta's Partly Shadowed Northern Regions
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 9, 2011. Vesta is also considered a protoplanet because it is a large body that almost became a planet.
PIA14312:
All Eyes on Vesta
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This image shows NASA's Dawn's view of Vesta from June 20, 2011, when the approaching spacecraft was about 117,000 miles (189,000 kilometers) away from the body.
PIA14122:
Dawn's Approach to Vesta Animation Icon
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This image from the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows surface details beginning to resolve as the spacecraft closes in on the giant asteroid Vesta on June 1, 2011, from a distance of about 300,000 miles (483,000 kilometers).
PIA14121:
Vesta's Surface Comes into View Animation Icon
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This image shows the scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like from the south pole and incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges Vesta from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA13769:
Simulated Vesta from the South Pole
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This image shows NASA'S Dawn scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet Vesta might look like; it incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
PIA13768:
Virtual Vesta Animation Icon
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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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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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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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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The dark rays of the small crater to the bottom right of Laelia are particularly spectacular in the right image.
PIA16048:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Laelia Crater
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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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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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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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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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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows part of the ejecta deposit surrounding the 'snowman' craters, the largest of which has been named Marcia.
PIA15340:
Ejecta and Dark Rayed Crater
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft used its Visible and Infrared Imaging Spectrometer instrument to produce these three different composite images of the same region of asteroid Vesta's surface.
PIA14976:
Craters and Ejecta in Visible and Infrared Wavelengths
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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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