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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-16 Vesta Dawn
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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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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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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 2012-07-19 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-07-20 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 2012-07-23 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15890:
Revealing Shadows 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-24 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Oppia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15891:
Revealing Shadows 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-25 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15892:
Revealing Shadows 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-26 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15893:
Revealing Shadows 4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-27 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15894:
Revealing Shadows 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 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 2012-07-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta'sFloronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15896:
Revealing Shadows 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-01 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 2012-08-02 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-08-03 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 2012-08-13 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 southern hemisphere.
PIA15906:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-08-07 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15902:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Eusebia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15903:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Canuleia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-09 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15904:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15905:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Arruntia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA16044:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aquilia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. fine-scale structure of the slumping-related features on Drusilla's sloping sides.
PIA16045:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Drusilla Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. The bottom part of the rim of Fabia crater is much fresher than the top part of the rim.
PIA16046:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Fabia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-17 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. The mottled appearance of the slump and small gullies around the fresh rim of the crater.
PIA16047:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Justina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-20 Vesta Dawn
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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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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 2012-08-22 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 2012-08-23 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 2012-08-24 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 2012-08-27 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 2012-08-28 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 2012-08-29 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 2012-08-30 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 2012-08-31 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 2012-09-04 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 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, southern hemisphere; layers can be seen slumping towards the crater's center and there is slightly brighter material overlying slightly less bright material.
PIA15873:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Cornelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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This image is from the last sequence of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta, looking down at Vesta's north pole as it was departing. Dawn escaped from Vesta's orbit on Sept. 4, 2012 PDT (Sept. 5, 2012 CET).
PIA15675:
A Last Look Back at Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
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The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The image comes from the last sequence of images Dawn obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta as it departed the giant asteroid.
PIA15676:
Shadows of the North
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere; distinct sinuous grooves are visible around the rim of the crater.
PIA15874:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Floronia Crater
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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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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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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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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 2012-09-20 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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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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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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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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Framing Camera
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These enhanced-color views from NASA's Dawn mission show an unusual 'pitted terrain' on the floors of the craters named Marcia (left) and Cornelia (right) on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA16184:
Pitted Terrain in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Framing Camera
HiRISE
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A distinctive 'pitted terrain' observed by NASA's Dawn mission on asteroid Vesta has also been seen on Mars. The morphologies of pits are similar on both bodies, with irregular shapes and sharp angles where pits share walls.
PIA16185:
Pitted Terrain on Mars and Vesta
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VIR
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This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA16186:
Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Vesta Dawn
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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 2012-12-06 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
PIA16489:
Sinuous Gullies in Cornelia Crater
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This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
PIA16490:
Sinuous Gullies, Close-up
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This image shows examples of straighter, shorter, wider gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Fonteia.
PIA16491:
Straight Gullies in Fonteia
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These mosaic images from NASA's Dawn mission show how dark, carbon-rich materials tend to speckle the rims of smaller craters or their immediate surroundings on the giant asteroid Vesta; Numisia Crater is shown at left.
PIA16630:
Dark Crater Rims
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Framing Camera
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This composite-color view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Cornelia Crater, streaked with dark materials, on the giant asteroid Vesta. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA16631:
3-D View of Dark-Stained Cornelia
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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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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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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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This atlas of the giant asteroid Vesta was created from images taken as NASA's Dawn mission flew around the object, also known as a protoplanet.
PIA17480:
Touring the Giant Asteroid Vesta
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Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Space Telescope
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These two maps of the giant asteroid Vesta show patterns of brightness from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble's view is from an orbit around Earth. Dawn went into orbit around Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
PIA17465:
Two Views of Vesta Bright and Dark
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Hubble Space Telescope
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Hubble Space Telescope
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These two images compare topographic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta as discerned by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (top) and as seen by NASA's Dawn spacecraft (bottom). Hubble has been in an orbit around Earth, while Dawn orbited Vesta from 2011 to 2012.
PIA17466:
Comparing Vesta's Topography
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Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
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This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope series of 24 images showing the full 5.34-hour rotation of the 325-mile diameter (525 kilometer) asteroid Vesta.
PIA17467:
Asteroid or Mini-Planet? Hubble Maps the Ancient Surface of Vesta
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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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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR)
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This image shows infrared views of two craters,Bellicia (left) and Arruntia (right), at the giant asteroid Vesta that NASA's Dawn mission has found to sport the mineral olivine.
PIA17476:
Two Craters with Olivine
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Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIR)
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In this contrast-enhanced infrared image of Bellicia Crater on the giant asteroid Vesta, scientists from NASA's Dawn mission can see signs of the mineral olivine. Olivine was not expected to be found at Bellicia.
PIA17477:
Contrast-Enhanced Image of Bellicia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a crater in the northern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta called Bellicia.
PIA17478:
Bellicia Crater, in Visible Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorful composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. To the naked eye, these structures would not be seen. But here, they stand out in blue and red.
PIA17661:
Flowing in, Flowing out of Aelia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17662:
Antonia in Blue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This colorized composite image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA17663:
Vesta's Many Colors at Sextilia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-02 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Wild 2 Up Close and Personal
PIA05571:
Comet Wild 2 Up Close and Personal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-18 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
PIA05579:
Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2: If You Were There
PIA06283:
Wild 2: If You Were There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2 Features
PIA06284:
Wild 2 Features
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Wild 2 Close Look
PIA06285:
Wild 2 Close Look
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Add Image to Favorite List 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 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 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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