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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 2002 JF56 New Horizons
MVIC
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The two 'spots' in this image are a composite of two images of asteroid 2002 JF56 taken on June 11 and June 12, 2006, with the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera component of the New Horizons Ralph imager.
PIA09230:
New Horizons Tracks an Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-23 2010 AB78 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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The red dot at the center of this image is the first near-Earth asteroid discovered by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE -- an all-sky mapping infrared mission designed to see all sorts of cosmic objects.
PIA12499:
First of Many Asteroid Finds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-05 Annefrank Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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False colors emphasize the variations in surface brightness on asteroid Annefrank, as seen in an image taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft during a Nov. 2, 2002 flyby of the asteroid.
PIA02886:
Annefrank Near Closest Approach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-11-05 Annefrank Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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Asteroid Annefrank is seen as irregularly shaped, cratered body in this image taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft during a Nov 2, 2002 flyby of the asteroid.
PIA02885:
Stardust Image of Asteroid Annefrank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-24 Annefrank Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image shows the three small worlds NASA's Stardust spacecraft encountered during its 12 year mission. Stardust performed a flyby of asteroid Annefrank in 2002, Comet Wild in 2004, and Tempel 1 in 2011.
PIA13943:
Stardust's Worlds
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-01 Asteroid Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.
PIA00070:
Asteroid Ida Rotation Sequence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-08-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA's Deep Space Network, Goldstone radar images show triple asteroid 1994 CC, which consists of a central object approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in diameter and two smaller moons that orbit the central body. Animation available at the Photojournal
PIA12134:
Triple Asteroid System Triples Asteroid Observers Interest Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-25 Asteroid Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image shows asteroids observed so far by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13113:
Scanning for Asteroids and Comets Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-04 Asteroid Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This frame from a video demonstrates how NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer surveys asteroids and comets in the solar system. Perspective shown here is looking down from high above Earth's North Pole, a kind of bird's eye view of the solar system.
PIA13435:
Asteroid and Comet Census from WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-07 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This radar image of asteroid 2005 YU55 was obtained NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. on Nov. 7, 2011, when the space rock was at 3.6 lunar distances, which is about 860,000 miles, or 1.38 million kilometers, from Earth.
PIA15019:
Asteroid 2005 YU55 Approaches Close Earth Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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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 2012-11-06 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 2012-11-26 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Images of asteroid 2007 PA8 have been generated with data collected by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar. The images of 2007 PA8 reveal possible craters, boulders, an irregular, asymmetric shape, and very slow rotation.
PIA16474:
Nine Radar Images of Asteroid PA8
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-14 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image of asteroid Toutatis was generated with data collected using NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Dec. 12 and 13, 2012 and indicates that it is an elongated, irregularly shaped object with ridges and perhaps craters.
PIA16599:
Tumbling Asteroid Toutatis Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Samford Valley Observatory
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This frame from a movie from the Samford Valley Observatory in Brisbane, Australia, shows the progress of asteroid 2012 DA14 across the night sky as it nears its closest approach. It was taken at 12:59 UTC on Feb. 15 (7:59 a.m. EST, or 4:59 a.m. PST).
PIA16735:
Approach of Asteroid 2012 DA14 from Samford Valley Observatory Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Siding Spring Observatory
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An animated set of images, from the telescope known as the iTelescope.net Siding Spring Observatory, shows asteroid 2012 DA14 as the streak moving from top to bottom in the field of view. The animation is available in the Planetary Photojournal.
PIA16737:
Asteroid 2012 DA14 as Seen from Siding Spring, Australia Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Gingin Observatory
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This frame from a movie shows the asteroid 2012 DA14 flying safely by Earth, as seen by the Gingin Observatory in Australia around the time of its closest approach, 11:24:42 a.m. PST (2:24:42 p. The animation is available in the Planetary Photojournal.
PIA16736:
Gingin Observatory Spots Near-Earth Asteroid at Closest Approach Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-15 Asteroid Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca
La Sagra Sky Survey
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This set of images from the La Sagra Sky Survey, operated by the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca in Spain, shows the passage of asteroid 2012 DA14 shortly after its closest, and safe, approach to Earth.
PIA16738:
Outbound Near-Earth Asteroid, as Seen from Spain Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This sequence of radar images of asteroid 2013 ET was obtained on Mar. 10, 2013, by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) DSN antenna at Goldstone, CA, when the asteroid was about 693,000 mi (1.1 million km) from Earth.
PIA16895:
Goldstone Radar Images of Asteroid 2013 ET
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-06 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This radar imagery of asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon was generated from data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on June 1, 2013.
PIA17235:
Radar Movies Highlight Asteroid 1998 QE2 and Its Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-02 Asteroid 3254x2613x3
This graphic shows the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013.
PIA17041:
Orbits of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-15 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2005 WK4 was collected by NASA scientists using the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., on Aug. 8, 2013.
PIA17406:
Asteroid 2005 WK4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-21 Asteroid Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE, snapped this infrared picture of near-Earth object 1998 KN3 as it zips past a cloud of dense gas and dust near the Orion nebula.
PIA17255:
Asteroid Zips By Orion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-07 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17829:
NEOWISE's New Find
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-19 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.
PIA17811:
NEOWISE's Next Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17832:
Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-06 Asteroid 1024x768x3
This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 EC past Earth on March 6, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach is a distance equivalent to about one-sixth of the distance between Earth and the moon. The indicated times are in Universal Time.
PIA17957:
Asteroid 2014 EC Flyby of Earth on March 6, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-03-05 Asteroid 1024x768x3
This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2014 DX110 past Earth on March 5, 2014. The asteroid's closest approach was at a distance equivalent to about nine-tenths of the distance between Earth and the moon.
PIA17955:
Asteroid 2014 DX110 Flyby of Earth on March 5, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-12 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views -- an image montage and a movie sequence -- of the asteroid designated '2014 HQ124' on June 8, 2014.
PIA18412:
Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 HQ124 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
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This image of asteroid 2011 MD was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in Feb. 2014, over a period of 20 hours.
PIA18453:
I Spy a Little Asteroid With My Infrared Eye
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations of infrared light from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope coming from asteroids provide a better estimate of their true sizes than visible-light measurements.
PIA18454:
How to Measure the Size of an Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, taken in infrared light, have helped to reveal that a small asteroid called 2011 MD is made-up of two-thirds empty space.
PIA18455:
Solid as a Rock? Porosity of Asteroids
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-19 Asteroid Spitzer Space Telescope
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Illustrated in this artist's concept are two possible structures for asteroid 2011 MD. NASA's Spitzer infrared camera helped reveal that this asteroid consists of about two-thirds empty space.
PIA18456:
The Spacious Structure of Asteroid 2011 MD (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-15 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.
PIA19362:
Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create images for an animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. This is a frame from the animation.
PIA19644:
Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-31 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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This frame from a movie made from radar images of asteroid 1999 JD6, obtained on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is approximately 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on its long axis.
PIA19646:
Radar Movie of Asteroid 1999 JD6 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-31 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
NRAO Green Bank Telescope
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This collage of radar images of near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 was collected by NASA scientists on July 25, 2015. The asteroid is between 660-980 feet (200-300 meters) in diameter.
PIA19647:
Asteroid 1999 JD6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-03 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.
PIA19645:
Asteroid Euphrosyne as Seen by WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This image of an asteroid that is at least 3,600 feet (1,100 meters) long was taken on Dec. 17, 2015, by scientists using NASA's 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California.
PIA20279:
Radar Image of 'Christmas Eve' Asteroid 2003 SD2020
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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These first radar images of 2015 TB145 from the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, indicate the near-Earth object is spherical in shape and approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) in diameter.
PIA20040:
First Radar Images of Halloween Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-30 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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This partial frame from an animation was generated using radar data collected by the National Science Foundation's 1,000-foot (305-meter) Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
PIA20041:
Halloween Asteroid Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-03 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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The 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, Ca. obtained these radar images of asteroid 2015 TB145 on Oct. 31, 2015.
PIA20043:
Halloween Asteroid Rotation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.
PIA20118:
NEOWISE View of Comet Christensen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Asteroid 1998 WT24 (left in December 2001, right on December 11, 2015) taken by NASA's the 230-foot (70-meter) DSS-14 antenna at Goldstone, California.
PIA20215:
Not Your Father's Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-23 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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The elongated asteroid in this radar image, named 2003 SD220, will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers).
PIA20280:
Elongated Asteroid Will Safely Pass Earth on Christmas Eve
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA20546:
Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-10 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This composite of 25 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.
PIA21452:
Angular Asteroid Composite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-10 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This composite of 11 images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert on Feb. 5, 2017.
PIA21453:
Radar Images of Asteroid 2017 BQ6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-19 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This composite of 30 images of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated with radar data collected using NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert.
PIA21594:
Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-09 Asteroid Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Goldstone Solar System Radar
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This frame from a movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017.
PIA21597:
New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.
PIA21653:
Three Years of NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-30 Asteroid Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
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This frame from a sequence of four images of the asteroid name 2014 AA, seen as a speck of light moving relative to the background stars, is a small asteroid, observed by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey. It was, at the time, about as far away as the moon.
PIA21712:
Sky Survey Detected This Small Asteroid Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-12-22 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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These radar images of near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon were generated by astronomers at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory on Dec. 17, 2017.
PIA22185:
Arecibo Observatory Radar Imagery of Phaethon Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-20 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first four years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA22419:
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-03 Asteroid Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
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These are the discovery observations of asteroid 2018 LA from the Catalina Sky Survey, taken June 2, 2018. About 8 hours after they were taken, the asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and disintegrated in the upper atmosphere near Botswana, Africa.
PIA22468:
Asteroid 2018 LA
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid 1400x787x3
Artist's concept of what binary asteroid 2017 YE5 might look like. The two objects showed striking differences in radar reflectivity, which could indicate that they have different surface properties.
PIA22556:
Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid Goldstone Solar System Radar
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Radar images of the binary asteroid 2017 YE5 from NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar (GSSR). The observations, conducted on June 23, 2018, show two lobes, but do not yet show two separate objects.
PIA22557:
Radar Images of Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid 1076x960x1
This optical composite image shows asteroid 2017 YE5, taken on June 30, 2018, by the Cadi Ayyad University Morocco Oukaimeden Sky Survey, one of the first surveys to identify 2017 YE5 in December 2017.
PIA22558:
Optical Composite Image of Asteroid 2017 YE5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid Arecibo Observatory
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Bi-static radar images of the binary asteroid 2017 YE5 from the Arecibo Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory on June 25. The observations show that the asteroid consists of two separate objects in orbit around each other.
PIA22559:
Bi-static Radar Images of the Binary Asteroid 2017 YE5 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-12 Asteroid 1041x586x3
Artist's illustration of the trajectory of asteroid 2017 YE5 through the solar system. At its closest approach to Earth, the asteroid came to within 16 times the distance between Earth and the moon.
PIA22560:
Trajectory of Asteroid 2017 YE5 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-21 Asteroid Arecibo Radar Data
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These two radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 were obtained on Dec. 18 and 19. The radar images reveal the asteroid is at least one mile (1.6 kilometers) long.
PIA22969:
Asteroid 2003 SD220
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-21 Asteroid Deep Space Network
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These three radar images of near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 were obtained on Dec. 15-17. This will be the asteroid's closest approach in more than 400 years and the closest until 2070.
PIA22970:
Holiday Asteroid Flyby
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-29 Asteroid 1220x700x3
This animation shows the distance between the Apophis asteroid and Earth at the time of the asteroid's closest approach.
PIA23195:
Asteroid Apophis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This was the final image of the nucleus of comet Borrelly, taken just 160 seconds before NASA's Deep Space1 spacecraft's closest approach to it.
PIA03500:
Highest Resolution Comet Picture Ever Reveals Rugged Terrain - Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This image, taken by NASA's Deep Space 1 on September 22, 2001, has been enhanced to reveal dust being ejected from the nucleus of comet Borrelly. As a result, the nucleus is bright white in the image.
PIA03501:
Several Jets and a Crater on Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Over 1300 energy spectra taken on September 22, 2001 from the ion and electron instruments on NASA's Deep Space 1 span a region of 1,400,000 kilometers (870,000 miles) centered on the closest approach to the nucleus of comet Borrelly.
PIA03502:
Comet Borrelly Slows Solar Wind
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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NASA's Deep Space 1 flew by comet Borrelly on September 22, 2001 and took these measurements with its plasma instruments. These data show that the flow of ions around the comet's rocky, icy nucleus.
PIA03503:
Comet Borrelly Nucleus Found to the Side
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Sunlight illuminates the bowling-pin shaped nucleus from directly below comet Borrelly as seen by NASA's Deep Space 1. At this distance, many features become vivid on the surface of the nucleus, including a jagged line between day and night on the comet.
PIA03504:
Comet Borrelly's Varied Landscape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This very long exposure was taken by NASA's Deep Space 1 to show detailed structures in the faint parts of comet Borrelly's inner coma. As a result, the nucleus has been greatly over-exposed and its shape appears distorted.
PIA03505:
Jets on Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-03 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.
PIA03506:
Early Close Image of Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-08 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.
PIA03865:
Composite of Comet Borrelly's Nucleus, Jets, Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
PIA04496:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
PIA04604:
Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-03 Braille Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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These composite image frames were taken 914 seconds and 932 seconds after the NASA's Deep Space 1's encounter with the asteroid 9969 Braille. The image on the right was created by combining the two images on the left.
PIA01344:
Composite View of Asteroid Braille from Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-03 Braille Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This image was created from a composite of two images which were taken 914 seconds and 932 seconds after NASA's Deep Space 1's encounter with the asteroid 9969 Braille.
PIA01345:
Enhanced Image of Asteroid Braille from Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Is it a bird, or a plane? No, it's comet Siding Spring streaking across the sky, as seen by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA12836:
Ablaze with Infrared Light Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-17 C/2007 Q3 (Siding Spring) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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Comet Siding Spring appears to streak across the sky like a superhero in this new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. The comet, also known as C/2007 Q3, was discovered in 2007 by observers in Australia.
PIA12830:
Visitor from Deep Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-03-26 C/2008 Q3 (Garradd) Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE Telescope
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This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is a mosaic of 3 individual WISE frames spanning an area on the sky about 7 times the size of the full Moon in portions of the constellations Bootes and Canes Venatici.
PIA12985:
M3 & Comet Garradd
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-15 Ceres Dawn
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 2005-09-07 Ceres Hubble Space Telescope
Advanced Camera for Surveys
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This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope color image of dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The contrast has been enhanced to reveal surface details.
PIA10235:
Color View of Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-08 Ceres Dawn
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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Ceres Herschel Space Observatory
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Dwarf planet Ceres is located in the main asteroid belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, as illustrated in this artist's conception.
PIA17830:
Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist's Impression
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-22 Ceres Herschel Space Observatory
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This graph shows variability in the intensity of the water absorption signal detected at Ceres by the Herschel space observatory on March 6, 2013.
PIA17831:
Water Detection on Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-04-24 Ceres Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has caught the first image of asteroids taken from the surface of Mars. The image includes two asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. This version includes Mars' moon Deimos.
PIA17937:
First Asteroid Image from the Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-05 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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From about three times the distance from Earth to the moon, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spies its final destination -- the dwarf planet Ceres.
PIA19049:
Dawn's Gateway View of Ceres
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-05 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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As NASA's Dawn spacecraft flies through space toward the dwarf planet Ceres, the unexplored world appears to its camera as a bright light in the distance, full of possibility for scientific discovery.
PIA19050:
Enhanced Early View of Ceres from Dawn
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This is a raw image, taken Jan. 13, 2015, showing the dwarf planet Ceres as seen from the Dawn spacecraft on its approach. Dawn's framing camera took this image at 238,000 miles (383,000 kilometers) from Ceres.
PIA19166:
Ceres From Dawn, Raw
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This processed image, taken Jan. 13, 2015, shows the dwarf planet Ceres as seen from the Dawn spacecraft. The image hints at craters on the surface of Ceres. Dawn's framing camera took this image at 238,000 miles (383,000 kilometers) from Ceres.
PIA19167:
Ceres From Dawn, Processed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation comes from NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it observed Ceres for an hour on Jan. 13, 2015, from a distance of 238,000 miles (383,000 kilometers).
PIA19168:
Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-19 Ceres Dawn
VIR
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In this image, taken January 13, 2015, NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures the dwarf planet Ceres in both visible and infrared light. The infrared image, right, serves as a temperature map of Ceres, where white is warmer and red is colder.
PIA19169:
Ceres From Dawn, Visible and Infrared Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This frame from an animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by the Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015. These images of Ceres, and they represent the highest-resolution views to date of the dwarf planet.
PIA19171:
Ceres Sharper Than Ever (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image, taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on January 25, 2015 by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, is part of a series of views representing the best look so far at the dwarf planet.
PIA19172:
Ceres Sharper Than Ever
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-27 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This image depicts the dwarf planet Ceres, as seen from the Dawn spacecraft. It was taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on January 25, 2015, is part of a series of views representing the best look so far at the dwarf planet.
PIA19173:
Ceres Sharper Than Ever (Zoomed Out View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-02-05 Ceres Dawn
Framing Camera
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This still from an animation showcases a series of images NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 miles (145,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet.
PIA19174:
Animation of Ceres Animation Icon
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