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This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.
This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.

Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta

This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA16186
Added: 2012-09-26

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Map of Hydrated Minerals on Vesta

This map from NASA's Dawn mission indicates the presence of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta about 30 degrees north latitude, in August 2011. At the time, it was winter in Vesta's northern hemisphere.

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This map, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the distribution of pyroxene, an iron- and magnesium-rich mineral, in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
This map, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the distribution of pyroxene, an iron- and magnesium-rich mineral, in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Pyroxene Map of Vesta's South Pole

This map, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the distribution of pyroxene, an iron- and magnesium-rich mineral, in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15672
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2895

Pyroxene Map of Vesta's South Pole

This map, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the distribution of pyroxene, an iron- and magnesium-rich mineral, in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the varied minerals on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta in false color.
This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the varied minerals on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta in false color.

Colorized Infrared View of Vesta

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the varied minerals on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta in false color.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15671
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2399

Colorized Infrared View of Vesta

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows the varied minerals on the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta in false color.

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This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows three colorized views of the Oppia region in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows three colorized views of the Oppia region in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Oppia Region, Three Ways

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows three colorized views of the Oppia region in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15670
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2615

Oppia Region, Three Ways

This image from NASA's Dawn mission shows three colorized views of the Oppia region in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the distribution of minerals across the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. It was made from spectra -- or data collected in different wavelengths of radiation.
This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the distribution of minerals across the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. It was made from spectra -- or data collected in different wavelengths of radiation.

Global Mineral Map of Vesta

This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the distribution of minerals across the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. It was made from spectra -- or data collected in different wavelengths of radiation.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15669
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2885

Global Mineral Map of Vesta

This colorized map from NASA's Dawn mission shows the distribution of minerals across the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. It was made from spectra -- or data collected in different wavelengths of radiation.

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This global, colorized image of the giant asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn mission reveals how the minerals are distributed on the surface.
This global, colorized image of the giant asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn mission reveals how the minerals are distributed on the surface.

Vesta in the Infrared

This global, colorized image of the giant asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn mission reveals how the minerals are distributed on the surface.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15668
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2663

Vesta in the Infrared

This global, colorized image of the giant asteroid Vesta from NASA's Dawn mission reveals how the minerals are distributed on the surface.

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This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the mineral distribution in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.
This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the mineral distribution in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Mineral Diversity at Vesta's South Pole

This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the mineral distribution in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera.Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15661
Added: 2012-05-10

Views: 2927

Mineral Diversity at Vesta's South Pole

This image, made from data obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows the mineral distribution in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.
This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Tarpeia Temperature

This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15601
Added: 2012-04-25

Views: 2812

Tarpeia Temperature

This colorized image from the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows temperature variations at Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta.

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These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

Tarpeia Crater, Close, Closer, Closest

These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15600
Added: 2012-04-25

Views: 2221

Tarpeia Crater, Close, Closer, Closest

These images of Tarpeia crater, near the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta, were obtained by the visible and infrared mapping spectrometer on NASA's Dawn spacecraft.

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This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).
This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).

Mosaic of Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Data

This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera, Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15343
Added: 2012-02-08

Views: 2842

Mosaic of Visible and Infrared Spectrometer Data

This mosaic from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows asteroid Vesta's southern hemisphere (lower part of the image) and equatorial regions (upper part of the image).

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This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.
This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.

Small-scale Surface Variations Seen with Dawn's Visible and Infrared Spectrometer

This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.

Target: Vesta
Mission: Dawn
Spacecraft: Dawn
Instrument: Framing Camera, Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (VIR)
ID#: PIA15342
Added: 2012-02-07

Views: 2324

Small-scale Surface Variations Seen with Dawn's Visible and Infrared Spectrometer

This image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Dawn visible and infrared spectrometer image, overlain on top of a framing camera image of the same region on asteroid Vesta.

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