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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This composite image of asteroid 2007 PA8 was obtained using data taken by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif.
PIA16296:
NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8
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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 2012-10-31 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the distinctive crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta. Canuleia, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) in diameter, is distinguished by the rays of bright material that streak out from it.
PIA16175:
Fresh and Bright Canuleia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-26 Vesta Dawn
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 2012-09-20 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These enhanced-color views from NASA's Dawn mission show an unusual 'pitted terrain' on the floors of the craters named Marcia (left) and Cornelia (right) on the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA16184:
Pitted Terrain in Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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This perspective view of Marcia crater on the giant asteroid Vesta shows the most spectacularly preserved example of 'pitted terrain,' an unexpected discovery in data returned by NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA16182:
Most Spectacularly Preserved Pitted Terrain on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 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 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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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
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the topography of the northern and southern hemispheres of the giant asteroid Vesta, updated with pictures obtained during Dawn's last look back.
PIA15677:
Shape of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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 2012-09-07 Dactyl Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the creeping dawn over the north pole of the giant asteroid Vesta now that sunlight is shining over that area. The mosaic shows two large impact craters.
PIA16115:
Dawn over the North
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere; distinct sinuous grooves are visible around the rim of the crater.
PIA15874:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Floronia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-05 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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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 2012-09-04 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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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
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; 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
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; 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
Framing Camera
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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
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; 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
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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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
Framing Camera
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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
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. 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 2012-08-20 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. 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 2012-08-17 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. The mottled appearance of the slump and small gullies around the fresh rim of the crater.
PIA16047:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Justina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-16 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere. The bottom part of the rim of Fabia crater is much fresher than the top part of the rim.
PIA16046:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Fabia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-15 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere. fine-scale structure of the slumping-related features on Drusilla's sloping sides.
PIA16045:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Drusilla Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Pinaria quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA16044:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aquilia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-13 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 southern hemisphere.
PIA15906:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Aelia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-10 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Bellicia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15905:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Arruntia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-09 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15904:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Tuccia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15902:
HAMO and LAMO Images of Eusebia Crater
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Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15901:
Fabia Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-03 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta'sFloronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15896:
Revealing Shadows 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-30 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15895:
Revealing Shadows 6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-27 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Floronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15894:
Revealing Shadows 5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-26 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15893:
Revealing Shadows 4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-25 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15892:
Revealing Shadows 3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-24 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in asteroid Vesta's Oppia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15891:
Revealing Shadows 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-23 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere, demonstrate a special analytical technique, which results in shadowed areas of Vesta's surface becoming illuminated.
PIA15890:
Revealing Shadows 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-07-20 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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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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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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Framing Camera
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These apparent brightness and topography images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Sextilia quadrangle, in Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15886:
Serena Crater, Apparent Brightness and Topography Images
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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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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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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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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 Lucaria Tholus quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15843:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Publicia Crater
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Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Marcia quadrangle, just south of Vesta's equator.
PIA15842:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Octavia Crater
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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 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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Framing Camera
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These images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft are located in asteroid Vesta's Numisia quadrangle, a few degrees below Vesta's equator.
PIA15836:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Scantia Crater
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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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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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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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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 2012-06-25 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.
PIA15829:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Justina Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-22 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.
PIA15828:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Fabia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-21 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.
PIA15827:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Tuccia and Eusebia Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-20 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.
PIA15826:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Eusebia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-19 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.
PIA15825:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Drusilla Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-18 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows many craters of different sizes and states of preservation on asteroid Vesta's surface. In the top of the image there are four large, very degraded craters.
PIA15824:
Cratered Surface of Vesta
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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
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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
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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 2012-06-12 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.
PIA15796:
Apparent Brightness and Topography Images of Antonia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-11 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a very shadowed region in Vesta's northern hemisphere. Roughly the upper one third of asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere is currently in shadow.
PIA15795:
A Part of Vesta's Shadowed Northern Hemisphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-08 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows linear grooves and ridges in Vesta's regolith, located in Vesta's Tuccia quadrangle, in asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere.
PIA15794:
Patterns in Vesta's Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-07 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a part of the heavily cratered terrain in asteroid Vesta's northern hemisphere. Some of the craters have fresh, sharp rims, which suggests that they are reasonably young.
PIA15793:
Cratered Terrain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-06 Vesta Dawn
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This image of asteroid Vesta is one of many images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft to create an animation showing the diversity of minerals through color representation.
PIA15506:
Vesta's Coat of Many Colors Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-05 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows an escarpment located in asteroid Vesta's near Rheasilvia quadrangle, near Vesta's south pole.
PIA15790:
Escarpment on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-04 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is located in asteroid Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle.
PIA15789:
Subdued and Fresh Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-01 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-31 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows chains of craters on an undulating surface probably formed of fine-grained debris, called regolith, which was ejected from large impact craters as they formed nearby.
PIA15787:
Crater Chains on Regolith
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-30 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows a long chain of craters in the right part of the image, located in Vesta's Caparronia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15786:
Chain of Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-29 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows many secondary crater chains on Vesta's surface. This image is located in Vesta's Domitia quadrangle, in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
PIA15774:
Secondary Crater Chains
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows a part of the surface in Vesta's northern hemisphere, which is scoured by many grooves with different orientations.
PIA15773:
Grooved Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-25 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows the characteristic undulating surface of Vesta's southern hemisphere and many small craters, some of which make up secondary crater chains.
PIA15772:
Undulating Surface and Secondary Crater Chains
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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 2012-05-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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This radar image of asteroid 1999 RQ36 was obtained NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. on Sept 23, 1999. NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets passing close to Earth using both ground- and space-based telescopes.
PIA15776:
Asteroid 1999 RQ36
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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 2012-05-22 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Teia crater, which is the crater with bright and dark material. There is mostly bright material in Teia crater but there is also a patch of dark material on one side.
PIA15769:
Teia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-21 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Sossia and Canuleia craters. Sossia is surrounded by dark material in the bottom left of the image and Canuleia is the larger crater surrounded by bright material at bottom right.
PIA15768:
Sossia and Canuleia Craters
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Sossia crater, which is the crater partially surrounded by dark material. Sossia crater has a reasonably fresh rim and patches of dark material cropping out around part of this rim.
PIA15765:
Sossia Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-17 Vesta Dawn
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft of asteroid Vesta shows Urbinia and Sossia craters, located in Vesta's Urbinia quadrangle. Urbinia is the large crater, and Sossia is the small crater surrounded by dark material in the bottom of the image.
PIA15764:
Urbinia and Sossia Craters
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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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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
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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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