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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image is a blinking of two 14-minute exposures of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 600,000 miles from Earth. Bill Dillon, a regular advanced user of Sierra Stars Observatory.
PIA12016:
Image of Dawn Spacecraft 600,000 miles From Earth Animation Icon
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Technician helps guide the second half of the fairing for installation around NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12017:
Payload Fairing Installation Around the Dawn Spacecraft
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft's solar array wings are folded to fit inside nose section of protective fairing.
PIA12018:
Dawn Spacecraft Ready for Payload Fairing Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Workers secure the attachments of NASA's Dawn spacecraft onto the upper stage booster.
PIA12019:
Dawn Spacecraft Secured
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber.
PIA12020:
Dawn Spacecraft in Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This illustration shows the core structure with ion propulsion system installed aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12027:
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Core Structure
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out.
PIA12021:
Dawn Spacecraft Moved into Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
PIA12022:
Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Exposed interior of NASA's Dawn spacecraft showing ion propulsion system's
xenon feed system.
PIA12023:
Exposed Interior of Dawn Spacecraft
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
PIA12024:
Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft's Xenon tank -- composite overwrapped pressure vessel with titanium liner.
PIA12025:
Dawn Spacecraft's Xenon Tank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This illustration shows an inside view of the NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12026:
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Inside View
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Artist's concept of Earth's reflection in Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12029:
Earth's Reflection in Dawn Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being assembled.
PIA12028:
Dawn Spacecraft Being Assembled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta.
PIA12030:
Dawn Spacecraft Gathering Spectral Data from Vesta (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres.
PIA12031:
Dawn Spacecraft Orbiting Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres.
PIA12033:
Dawn Spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Artist's concept of Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth.
PIA12032:
Dawn Spacecraft Leaving Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image incorporates the best data on dimples and bulges of the protoplanet Vesta from ground-based telescopes and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This model of Vesta uses scientists' best guess to date of what the surface might look like.
PIA13770:
Model of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-10 Vesta Dawn
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This anaglyph shows a 3-D model of the protoplanet Vesta, using scientists' best guess to date of what the surface of the protoplanet might look like. It was created as part of an exercise for NASA's Dawn mission. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA13890:
Anaglyph of Vesta Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-03 Dawn
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Artist's concept of NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The giant asteroid Vesta, Dawn's next destination, is on the lower left. Another larger asteroid and Dawn's second destination, Ceres, is on the upper right.
PIA14125:
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Headed for Vesta (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-03 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's concept shows a diagram of how the inside of Ceres could be structured, based on data about the dwarf planet's gravity field from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA20867:
Interior Structure of Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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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 2011-12-03 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 2011-12-04 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.
PIA15138:
Rocks from Vesta -- Part 3: Diogenites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This artist's concept shows the internal structure of the giant asteroid Vesta, based on data from NASA's Dawn mission; the innermost core in brown, the mantle in green and the crust in gray.
PIA15510:
Vesta's Internal Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows three slices of a class of meteorites that fell to Earth that NASA's Dawn mission has confirmed as originating from the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15605:
Meteorites from Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic shows the global distribution of craters that hit the giant asteroid Vesta, based on data from NASA's Dawn mission. The yellow circles indicate craters of 2 miles or wider, with the size of the circles indicating the size of the crater.
PIA15660:
Crater Impacts on Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Ceres Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be getting an up-close look at the dwarf planet Ceres starting in late March or the beginning of April 2015. This graphic shows the science-gathering orbits planned for the spacecraft.
PIA17479:
Closing in on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft heading toward the dwarf planet Ceres. When Dawn arrives, it will be the first spacecraft to go into orbit around two destinations in our solar system beyond Earth.
PIA17650:
On the Way to Ceres (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-03 Ceres Dawn
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This graphic shows the planned trek of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from its launch in 2007 through its arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015.
PIA17651:
Journey to Ceres
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Artist rendering of NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaching Mars.
PIA18152:
Artist Rendering of NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Approaching Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Vesta Dawn
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This high-resolution geological map of Vesta is derived from NASA's Dawn spacecraft data.
PIA18788:
Geological Map of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-17 Vesta Dawn
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This graphic shows the geologic time scale of asteroid Vesta derived from geologic mapping.
PIA18789:
Geological Time Scale of Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. Dawn is the first mission to visit a dwarf planet.
PIA18921:
Dawn's Arrival at Dwarf Planet (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-02 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn travels through space using a technology called ion propulsion, with ions glowing with blue light are accelerated out of an engine, giving the spacecraft thrust.
PIA18922:
Dawn's Blue Glow (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-13 Ceres Dawn
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This map-projected view of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its initial approach to the dwarf planet, prior to being captured into orbit in March 2015.
PIA19063:
Dawn's First Color Map of Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This artist's rendition shows the asteroid Vesta and is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19369:
Artist Rendition of Asteroid Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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This artist's lithograph features general information, significant dates, and interesting facts on the back about asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres and is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19370:
Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres Lithograph
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This graphic from NASA's Dawn shows fields of view of Dawn instruments from Survey orbit (red), High Altitude Mapping Orbit (green), and Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (blue). This image is part of the Mission Art series from NASA's Dawn mission.
PIA19371:
Dawn's Fields of View of Asteroid Vesta
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Dawn mission Vesta Logo, part of NASA's Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19372:
Dawn Mission Vesta Logo
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Vesta science orbits from NASA's Dawn mission, part of the Mission Art series.
PIA19373:
Vesta Science Orbits
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NASA's Dawn instrumentation poster, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19374:
Dawn Instrumentation Poster
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NASA's Dawn mission patch, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19375:
Dawn Mission Patch
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Artist's rendition of NASA's Dawn spacecraft, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19376:
Dawn Spacecraft
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Artist's rendition, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19377:
Hartmann Background
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2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19378:
Dawn 2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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NASA's Dawn asteroid lithograph of Eros and other asteroids.
PIA19379:
Asteroid Lithograph of Eros and Other Asteroids
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Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19380:
Asteroid Belt
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Dawn cartoon character, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19381:
Dawn Cartoon Character
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-17 Ceres Dawn
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This artist concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft above dwarf planet Ceres, as seen in images from the mission.
PIA19598:
Dawn Fires Its Engine Above Ceres (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Ceres Dawn
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This frame is from a simulated flight of NASA's Dawn over Ceres which emphasizes the most prominent craters, as well as the mountain Ahuna Mons.
PIA20019:
Flight Over Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-27 Ceres Dawn
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft maneuvering above Ceres with its ion propulsion system. Dawn arrived into orbit at Ceres on March 6, 2015, and continues to collect data about the mysterious and fascinating world.
PIA20919:
Dawn Artist's Concept (Realistic Ceres)
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Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft looked down on Ceres' equatorial region to capture this view of intensely cratered terrain. The image is centered at approximately 3 degrees south latitude, 267 degrees east longitude, just south of Kimis Crater.
PIA20872:
Dawn LAMO Image 150
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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A star field in the constellation Cepheus is a composite of two 600-second exposures by the Framing Camera acquired during tests on December 3, 2007.
PIA12066:
Star Field in the Constellation Cepheus
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Framing Camera
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This view in the southern constellation Carina was acquired on December 13, 2007 as part of the characterization tests of the Framing Camera. The cluster of stars in the center is NGC 3532, and the nebula in the lower right is the Eta Carina Nebula.
PIA12067:
Dawn's Framing Camera Views Carina
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Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft views a crater at top center that touches the rim of Messor Crater (25 miles, 40 kilometers), shown at left.
PIA20866:
Dawn LAMO Image 145
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-11 Vesta Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image shows the first, unprocessed image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of the giant asteroid Vesta in front of a background of stars. It was obtained by Dawn's framing camera on May 3, 2011.
PIA14117:
Dawn's First Glimpse of Vesta -- Unprocessed
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Framing Camera
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This image, processed to show the true size of the giant asteroid Vesta, shows Vesta in front of a spectacular background of stars. It was obtained by the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 3, 2011, from a distance of about 750,000 miles.
PIA14118:
Dawn's First Glimpse of Vesta -- Processed
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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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This frame from a movie presents a series of animations showing NASA's Dawn spacecraft traveling to and operating at the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA14123:
Animation of Dawn's Visit to Vesta Animation Icon
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Framing Camera
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Scientists believe a large number of the meteorites that are found on Earth originate from the protoplanet Vesta. This image is from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA14284:
Possible Piece of Vesta
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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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This is the first image obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft after successfully entering orbit around Vesta.
PIA14313:
Latest Image of Vesta captured by Dawn on July 17, 2011
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Framing Camera
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This 3D image of the asteroid Vesta was taken on July 9, 2011 by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14314:
Anaglyph Image of Vesta's South Polar Region
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Framing Camera
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This enhanced image, taken by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 9, 2011, views the south polar region of this giant asteroid.
PIA14315:
An Enhanced View of Vesta's South Polar Region
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Framing Camera
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Vesta is the largest asteroid visited by a spacecraft. It is currently being observed by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has entered orbit around Vesta.
PIA14316:
Vesta Sizes Up
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Framing Camera
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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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Framing Camera
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on July 24, 2011. Dawn entered orbit around Vesta on July 15, and will spend a year orbiting the body.
PIA14317:
Full-Frame Image of Vesta
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Framing Camera
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This image is a mosaic of Vesta's equatorial region, composed of observations taken through the panchromatic filter on the framing camera onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on July 24, 2011.
PIA14318:
Mosaic Image of Vesta's Surface
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Framing Camera
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This image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a peak at Vesta's south pole is seen at the lower right. The grooves in the equatorial region are about six miles wide.
PIA14322:
Close-up View of Vesta's South Pole Region
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Framing Camera
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In this image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, a set of three craters, informally nicknamed 'Snowman' by the camera's team members, is located in the northern hemisphere of Vesta.
PIA14323:
Close-up View of "Snowman" Craters
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Framing Camera
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In this image, obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, various craters are visible in the southern equatorial region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA14324:
Close-up View of Craters in South Equatorial Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-01 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft leaving the giant asteroid Vesta and arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA14319:
Animation of Dawn Leaving Vesta and Arriving at Ceres Animation Icon
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft flying above Vesta, based on an artist's concept of the surface of the giant asteroid.
PIA14320:
Animation of Dawn Scanning and Flying Above Vesta's Surface Animation Icon
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This image is one from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft; the series shows a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
PIA14321:
Vesta Full Rotation Movie Animation Icon
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This false-color image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft is of the of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are studying image like these to better understand the different materials on the surface.
PIA14325:
Different Shades of Vesta (False-Color)
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This 3D image of asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows hills, troughs, ridges and steep craters. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14327:
3-D Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 6, 2011. Old and heavily cratered terrain is shown on Vesta. The framing camera has a resolution about 280 yards (260 meters) per pixel.
PIA14328:
Old and Heavily Cratered Terrain on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of two large, young craters on Vesta with its framing camera on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
PIA14329:
Two Large Young Craters
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image showing cratered terrain with hills and ridges on Vesta's surface on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
PIA14670:
Cratered Terrain with Hills and Ridges
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of bright and dark materials on Vesta's surface on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft.
PIA14671:
Bright and Dark Material on Vesta's Surface
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows densely cratered terrain near Vesta's terminator on August 6, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter aboard the spacecraft. North is pointing towards the two o'clock position.
PIA14672:
Densely Cratered Terrain Near the Terminator
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a detailed view of three craters, informally nicknamed 'Snowman' by the camera's team members.
PIA14673:
Detailed 'Snowman' Crater
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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows craters in various states of degradation on the asteroid Vesta.
PIA14675:
Craters in Various States of Degradation
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This 3D image shows the topography of Vesta's densely cratered terrain obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14674:
Topography of Densely Cratered Deformed Terrain
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This 3D image shows the topography of Vesta's three craters, informally named the 'Snowman,' obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA14676:
Anaglyph of the 'Snowman' Crater
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this false-color image of asteroid Vesta's equatorial region with its framing camera on July 25, 2011.
PIA14677:
False-Color Image of Vesta's Equatorial Region
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 11, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14678:
Up and Down in Vesta's Cratered Terrain
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This view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's surface is composed of several images obtained with the clear filter in the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14679:
Topography of Troughs on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this false-color image (right) of an impact crater in asteroid Vesta's equatorial region with its framing camera on July 25, 2011. The view on the left is from the camera's clear filter.
PIA14680:
False-Color Image of an Impact Crater on Vesta
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of a central mound in a large structure at the south pole of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. This image was taken through the camera's clear filter.
PIA14681:
Central Mound at the South Pole
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This view of the topography of asteroid Vesta's surface is composed of several images obtained with the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft on August 6, 2011. The image mosaic is shown superimposed on a digital terrain model.
PIA14682:
Topography of Vesta's Surface
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the surface of asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. This image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14683:
Dark Hill
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of asteroid Vesta's south polar scarp with its framing camera on August 12, 2011. The image was taken through the framing camera's clear filter. The image has a resolution of about 260 meters per pixel.
PIA14684:
South Polar Scarp
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