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Dawn Image of the Day / September 2012

   
Shape of Vesta
Shape of Vesta
September 11, 2012

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the topography of the northern and southern hemispheres of the giant asteroid Vesta, updated with pictures obtained during Dawn's last look back.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCAL/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA/ PSI
    Best Northern View of Vesta
Best Northern View of Vesta
September 10, 2012

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows a shadowy view of the northern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta, using pictures obtained during Dawn's last look back.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Full View of Vesta
Full View of Vesta
September 9, 2012

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes off for its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    Dawn over the North
Dawn over the North
September 7, 2012

This image from NASA's Dawn mission reveals the creeping dawn over the north pole of the giant asteroid Vesta now that sunlight is shining over that area.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
   
           
HAMO and LAMO images of Floronia crater
HAMO and LAMO images of Floronia crater
September 6, 2012

These Dawn framing camera (FC) images of Vesta show Floronia crater at both HAMO (high-altitude mapping orbit) and LAMO (low-altitude mapping orbit) resolutions.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    HAMO and LAMO images of Cornelia crater
HAMO and LAMO images of Cornelia crater
September 5, 2012

These Dawn framing camera (FC) images of Vesta show Cornelia crater at both HAMO (high-altitude mapping orbit) and LAMO (low-altitude mapping orbit) resolutions.

Image Credit: NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/ DLR/ IDA
    HAMO and LAMO images of Claudia crater
HAMO and LAMO images of Claudia crater
September 4, 2012

These Dawn framing camera (FC) images of Vesta show Claudia crater at both HAMO (high-altitude mapping orbit) and LAMO (low-altitude mapping orbit) resolutions.

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