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Dawn Image of the Day / October 2011

   
Anaglyph image of impact crater and mountain/ central complex in south polar region
Anaglyph image of impact crater and mountain/ central complex in south polar region
October 31, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of the mountain/ central complex in Vesta’s south polar region.

Image Credit: NASA /JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Topography of the “snowman craters” and surrounding area
Topography of the “snowman craters” and surrounding area
October 30, 2011

These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show the area surrounding the “snowman craters” in Vesta’s northern hemisphere.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Craters and ejecta in visible and infrared wavelengths
Craters and ejecta in visible and infrared wavelengths
October 29, 2011

Above are three different composite images of the same region of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ ASI/ INAF/ IASF/ IFSI
    Vesta’s south polar region in simulated true color
Vesta’s south polar region in simulated true color
October 28, 2011

This composite image is a simulated true color image of part of Vesta’s south polar region.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ ASI/ INAF/ IASF/ IFSI
   
           
“Snowman craters” in simulated true color
“Snowman craters” in simulated true color
October 27, 2011

This composite image is a simulated true color image of part of Vesta’s northern region, which contains the “snowman craters”.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ ASI/ INAF/ IASF/ IFSI
    Vesta’s northern and equatorial regions in simulated true color
Vesta’s northern and equatorial regions in simulated true color
October 26, 2011

This composite image is a simulated true color image of Vesta’s northern and equatorial regions.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ ASI/ INAF/ IASF/ IFSI
    Color composite images of Vesta
Color composite images of Vesta
October 25, 2011

These Dawn FC (framing camera) composite images show the spectacular spectral diversity of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Rilles/scars on Vesta’s surface
Rilles/scars on Vesta’s surface
October 24, 2011

This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows small scars (known as rilles) on Vesta’s surface, which are mostly concentrated in the right half of the image.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Unusual craters on Vesta IV
Unusual craters on Vesta IV
October 23, 2011

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.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Unusual craters on Vesta III
Unusual craters on Vesta III
October 22, 2011

These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show craters with both sharp and smooth crater rims in Vesta’s southern hemisphere.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Unusual craters on Vesta II
Unusual craters on Vesta II
October 21, 2011

Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows craters with both sharp and smooth rims. The most obvious is the large crater in the bottom left of the image.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Unusual craters on Vesta I
Unusual craters on Vesta I
October 20, 2011

This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows craters of different sizes and shapes in Vesta’s southern hemisphere.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Ejecta blanket
Ejecta blanket
October 19, 2011

These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show two different resolution views of the ejecta blanket of Vesta’s “snowman craters.”

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Equatorial troughs and dark material III
Equatorial troughs and dark material III
October 18, 2011

These Dawn FC (framing camera) images show a region around the equatorial troughs with two different resolutions.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Equatorial troughs and dark material II
Equatorial troughs and dark material II
October 17, 2011

This Dawn FC (framing camera) image is a close up, nearly 4 times higher resolution view of Vesta’s equatorial troughs and dark material than yesterday’s Image of the Day.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Equatorial troughs and dark material I
Equatorial troughs and dark material I
October 16, 2011

This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows the equatorial troughs of Vesta running obliquely across the image.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Fresh dark ray crater
Fresh dark ray crater
October 15, 2011

This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a fresh dark rayed crater in the center of the image.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Dark areas in cratered terrain on Vesta
Dark areas in cratered terrain on Vesta
October 14, 2011

In this Dawn FC (framing camera) image, a number of small dark areas, mostly clustered in the center and left of the image, are visible in Vesta’s cratered landscape.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Ejecta blanket on Vesta
Ejecta blanket on Vesta
October 13, 2011

This detail of a Dawn Framing Camera image shows an ejecta blanket mantling (e.g. covering) the surface and obscuring older caters.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Boulders on Vesta
Boulders on Vesta
October 12, 2011

This detail of a Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a fresh scarp rimmed crater with many boulders on the crater floor.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Anaglyph image of mountain/central complex in Vesta’s south polar region
Anaglyph image of mountain/central complex in Vesta’s south polar region
October 11, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of the mountain/central complex in Vesta’s south polar region. When viewed correctly this image shows a 3D view of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Anaglyph image of a large scarp in Vesta’s south polar region
Anaglyph image of a large scarp in Vesta’s south polar region
October 10, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of Vesta’s south polar region. When viewed correctly this image shows a 3D view of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Fresh crater with dark and bright material
Fresh crater with dark and bright material
October 9, 2011

This detail of a Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows a fresh scarp rimmed crater with a remarkable distribution of bright and dark material in its interior.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR /IDA
    Ray craters in Vesta’s south polar region
Ray craters in Vesta’s south polar region
October 8, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on September 9th 2011. This image was taken through the camera’s clear filter.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Anaglyph image of the mountain/central complex in the south polar region
Anaglyph image of the mountain/central complex in the south polar region
October 7, 2011

The framing camera (FC) instrument aboard NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained the images used to make this anaglyph on 17th and 20th August 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Anaglyph image of Vesta’s southwestern latitudes
Anaglyph image of Vesta’s southwestern latitudes
October 6, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of Vesta’s southwestern region. When viewed correctly this image shows a 3D view of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ PSI
    Anaglyph image of Vesta’s equatorial region (II)
Anaglyph image of Vesta’s equatorial region (II)
October 5, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of part of Vesta’s equatorial region. When viewed correctly this image shows a 3D view of Vesta’s surface.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ PSI
    Anaglyph image of Vesta’s equatorial region (I)
Anaglyph image of Vesta’s equatorial region (I)
October 4, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of part of Vesta’s equatorial region.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ PSI
   
           
Anaglyph image of Vesta’s southeastern latitudes
Anaglyph image of Vesta’s southeastern latitudes
October 3, 2011

This anaglyph image shows the topography of Vesta’s southeastern region.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ PSI
    Two different resolution images of Vesta’s south polar region
Two different resolution images of Vesta’s south polar region
October 2, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its framing camera on Aug. 17, and Sept. 17, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Small scale features at Vesta’s south pole
Small scale features at Vesta’s south pole
October 1, 2011

This detail of a Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows small scale features around Vesta’s south polar region.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA