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Dawn Image of the Day / September 2011

   
Scarps, hummocky terrain and impacts at Vesta’s south pole
Scarps, hummocky terrain and impacts at Vesta’s south pole
September 30, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 17, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Mountains and bright and dark material on Vesta
Mountains and bright and dark material on Vesta
September 29, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 14, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Mountains Rising Over Vesta’s Equatorial Region
Mountains Rising Over Vesta’s Equatorial Region
September 28, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    3-D Image of Grooves and Wrinkles in the South Polar Region
3-D Image of Grooves and Wrinkles in the South Polar Region
September 27, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this 3-D image of Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 23 and 28, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Closing in on the Wrinkles and Grooves at Vesta’s South Pole
Closing in on the Wrinkles and Grooves at Vesta’s South Pole
September 26, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained these images of Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 28 (left) and Sept. 9, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Groovy Terrain at Vesta’s South Pole
Groovy Terrain at Vesta’s South Pole
September 25, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of Vesta with its framing camera on Sept. 09, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA /JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Wrinkled Terrain at Vesta’s South Pole
Wrinkled Terrain at Vesta’s South Pole
September 24, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 28, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA / MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Dense Region of Impact Craters
Dense Region of Impact Craters
September 23, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 14 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
A Full-Frame View of Vesta
A Full-Frame View of Vesta
September 22, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on July 24, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Young and Old Crater at the Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
Young and Old Crater at the Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
September 21, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 11, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
Night and Day Boundary on Vesta
September 20, 2011

This detail of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft’s framing camera image shows low sun angles and large shadows on Vesta.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    An Impact Structure Resembling a Snowman
An Impact Structure Resembling a Snowman
September 19, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 20, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Troughs Covered by Impacts
Troughs Covered by Impacts
September 18, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 20, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Impacts and Grooves on Vesta
Impacts and Grooves on Vesta
September 17, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011. The detail in this image shows impacts of all sizes, grooves, scarps and smooth areas.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Landslides on Vesta
Landslides on Vesta
September 16, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of  the giant asteroid Vesta with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Different Surface Ages on Vesta
Different Surface Ages on Vesta
September 15, 2011

The Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 23, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Craters and Grooves in the South Polar Region
Craters and Grooves in the South Polar Region
September 14, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Sept. 3, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Steep Slope on Vesta
Steep Slope on Vesta
September 13, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Anaglyph of Craters in the South Polar Region
Anaglyph of Craters in the South Polar Region
September 12, 2011

This 3-D image shows the topography craters and grooves of Vesta’s south polar region obtained by the framing camera instrument aboard NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on Aug. 23 and 28, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Craters, Scarps, Troughs, Grooves and Plains on Vesta
Craters, Scarps, Troughs, Grooves and Plains on Vesta
September 11, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 26, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Visible and Infrared Data Mosaic
Visible and Infrared Data Mosaic
September 10, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its visible and infrared instrument on July 23, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ ASI/ INAF/ IASF/ IFSI
    Worm-like Markings on Vesta’s Surface
Worm-like Markings on Vesta’s Surface
September 9, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on Aug. 29, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Unusual Hill on Vesta
Unusual Hill on Vesta
September 8, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 18, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ ASU
    Dark Material on Hilltops
Dark Material on Hilltops
September 7, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 18, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Dark Patches and Stripes on Crater Walls
Dark Patches and Stripes on Crater Walls
September 6, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 18, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Craters with Bright Features
Craters with Bright Features
September 5, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 18, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ ASU
    The Various Craters on Vesta
The Various Craters on Vesta
September 4, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 19, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    A Dark Band on Vesta
A Dark Band on Vesta
September 3, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained this image with its framing camera on August 19, 2011.   

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
Side by Side Views of a Dark Hill
Side by Side Views of a Dark Hill
September 2, 2011

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft obtained these images with its framing camera on Aug. 19, 2011.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Complex Structures in Vesta\'s South Polar Region
Complex Structures in Vesta's South Polar Region
September 1, 2011

NASA's Dawn spacecraft obtained this image of Vesta's south polar region with its framing camera on August 12, 2011.

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