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20.01.2012 - Topography and albedo image of Caparronia crater


These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show Caparronia crater, after which Caparronia quadrangle is named. The left image is a brightness image, which is taken directly through the clear filter of the ...
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23.01.2012 - 3-D image of Vesta’s eastern hemisphere


This 3-D image, called an anaglyph, shows the topography of Vesta’s eastern hemisphere. To create this anaglyph, two differently colored images are superimposed with an offset to create depth. When vi...
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27.02.2012 - Islands in the darkness


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a part of Vesta’s northern hemisphere, which is mostly in darkness. Since Dawn’s arrival at Vesta the sun has not illuminated Vesta’s most northerly latitudes...
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11.06.2012 - A part of Vesta’s shadowed northern hemisphere


This Dawn framing camera (FC) image of Vesta shows a very shadowed region in Vesta’s northern hemisphere. Roughly the upper one third of Vesta’s northern hemisphere is currently in shadow. This is bec...
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08.10.2011 - Ray craters in Vesta’s south polar region


This detail of a Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows many fresh craters, several with bright ejecta rays, which were formed by impacts into the floor of Vesta’s south polar basin. The three most dist...
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19.10.2011 - Ejecta blanket


These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show two different resolution views of the ejecta blanket of Vesta’s “snowman craters”. The snowman-like pattern of these craters is clearly seen in the center of...
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23.10.2011 - Unusual craters on Vesta IV


This Dawn FC (framing camera) mosaic shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims, a ‘ghost’ crater and dark and bright material in Vesta’s southern hemisphere. The craters with both sharp and smooth...
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30.10.2011 - Topography of the “snowman craters” and surrounding area


These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show the area surrounding the “snowman craters” in Vesta’s northern hemisphere. The “snowman craters” and their ejecta blanket are in the left of the images and t...
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07.11.2011 - Topography of Vesta’s equatorial region I


PASADENA, Calif. -- These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show part of Vesta’s equatorial region, which contains a prominent, deep impact crater (lower center of image) and large troughs (linear depre...
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10.11.2011 - Ejecta from a fresh crater covering older craters and crater chains


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image is dominated by an approximately 20km wide, young, fresh crater in the top of the image. Surrounding this crater is its ejecta blanket, which is a covering of small...
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