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Oppia Trim
This Dawn FC (Framing Camera) image shows Oppia crater and its ejecta in a false-color composite image.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Cornelia crater on giant asteroid Vesta
This composite-color view from NASA's Dawn mission shows Cornelia Crater, streaked with dark materials, on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Mosaic images of asteroid Vesta
These mosaic images show how dark, carbon-rich materials tend to speckle the rims of smaller craters or their immediate surroundings on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Southern hemisphere of giant asteroid Vesta
This map shows the distribution of dark materials throughout the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
     
Cornelia crater
This image shows examples of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Fresh and bright Canuleia
This image shows a close-up of long, narrow, sinuous gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Cornelia.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Fresh and bright Canuleia
This image shows examples of straighter, shorter, wider gullies that scientists on NASA's Dawn mission have found on the giant asteroid Vesta. The crater shown here is called Fonteia.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA /MPS/DLR/IDA
  Fresh and bright Canuleia
This image of Fresh and Bright Canuleia from NASA's Dawn spacecraft features the distinctive crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/ PSI/Brown
     
Up close of Canuleia Crater
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a close up of part of the rim around the crater Canuleia on the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI/ Brown
  Marcia crater on asteroid Vesta
This perspective view of Marcia crater on the giant asteroid Vesta shows the most spectacularly preserved example of "pitted terrain," an unexpected discovery in data returned by the Dawn mission.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/ MPS/DLR/IDA/JHUAPL
  Map showing the global distribution of hydrogen on the surface of giant asteroid Vesta
This map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the global distribution of hydrogen on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/PSI/MPS/DLR/IDA
  Contour map of giant asteroid Vesta
Hydrogen is most abundant in areas with low reflectivity, or albedo, on the giant asteroid Vesta, as shown in this contour map from the Dawn mission.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ UCLA/PSI/MPS/DLR/IDA
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