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11.11.2011 - Fresh crater with bright and dark rays


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a small, young, fresh crater with bright and dark rays extending from it. This crater is located in the center of the image, it is approximately 5km wide and ...
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13.11.2011 - Mantled surface of Vesta with secondaries


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a part of the surface of Vesta, which is mantled (i.e. covered) by an ejecta blanket. This ejecta blanket is evident as the smoothly textured surface visible ...
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14.11.2011 - Impact craters with different preservation states


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows four large impact craters close to one another on Vesta’s surface. Interestingly, each of these four has a distinct preservation state. The crater on the righ...
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15.11.2011 - Hummocky terrain in Vesta’s Rheasilvia quadrangle


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows the hummocky (i.e. wavy/ undulating) terrain of Vesta’s Rheasilvia quadrangle, which is the south polar region. This hummocky terrain is clearly seen as the p...
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18.11.2011 - Dark material associated with and between craters


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows areas of dark material which are both associated with impact craters and between these craters. Dark material is seen cropping out of the rims and sides of th...
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19.11.2011 - Topography and albedo image of Domitia crater


These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show the Domitia crater in Vesta’s northern hemisphere and the topography of the surrounding region, which includes the “Snowman” craters. Domitia crater is the r...
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20.11.2011 - Sextilia crater and surroundings


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image is centered on the Sextilia crater in Vesta’s southern hemisphere. Craters on Vesta are named after Vestal virgins, priestesses of the Roman goddess Vesta. The Sext...
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21.11.2011 - Ejecta from Vesta’s “Snowman” craters


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows ejecta from two of the large “Snowman” craters on the left of the image. This ejecta smooths out Vesta’s surface in the rest of the image. When an impact crea...
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22.11.2011 - Large blocks of rocky material in a young ray crater


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a young, fresh crater, which is about 7 km in diameter, in the lower right part of the image. This crater has both dark and bright rays fanning out from it. T...
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24.11.2011 - Recent impact on the rim of Tuccia crater


This Dawn FC (framing camera) image is dominated by the approximately 8 km diameter bright ray crater, which is roughly in the center of the image. This crater has been named Tuccia and the quadrangle...
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