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Dawn Survey Orbit Phase, First orbital phase
Paolo
post Jul 17 2011, 09:09 AM
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Phil Stooke
post Jul 18 2011, 07:47 PM
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Another version of this beautiful new picture.

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- Paolo   Dawn Survey Orbit Phase   Jul 17 2011, 09:09 AM
- - dilo   Good idea, Paolo! Dawn's ion engine have b...   Jul 17 2011, 02:13 PM
- - pablogm1024   Would it be worth renaming the topic to Survey Orb...   Jul 17 2011, 02:28 PM
|- - Bjorn Jonsson   QUOTE (pablogm1024 @ Jul 17 2011, 02:28 P...   Jul 17 2011, 03:18 PM
|- - dilo   This is an answer to Greg question (from the old t...   Jul 17 2011, 06:53 PM
|- - dilo   With engines on, Dawn still decelerating, even tho...   Jul 18 2011, 05:13 PM
- - elakdawalla   OK this is making me absolutely crazy. Another im...   Jul 18 2011, 07:21 PM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 18 2011, 09:21 P...   Jul 19 2011, 01:22 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (Stefan @ Jul 19 2011, 05:22 AM) Th...   Jul 19 2011, 04:51 PM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 19 2011, 06:51 P...   Jul 19 2011, 07:14 PM
- - Stu   Hands up, I don't understand all the tech stuf...   Jul 18 2011, 07:37 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Another version of this beautiful new picture. Ph...   Jul 18 2011, 07:47 PM
|- - bagelverse   Wow, stunning image. While the south polar peak ...   Jul 18 2011, 08:26 PM
- - Juramike   Straight to Planetary Photojournal: http://photojo...   Jul 18 2011, 08:31 PM
- - Stu   Thanks for posting those links. Used the tiff file...   Jul 18 2011, 09:03 PM
|- - Juramike   That's really nice, Stu!   Jul 18 2011, 09:49 PM
- - volcanopele   I think I shrunk the original image to something a...   Jul 18 2011, 10:09 PM
- - punkboi   Congrats to the Dawn team for a successful orbit i...   Jul 18 2011, 10:14 PM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (punkboi @ Jul 19 2011, 12:14 AM) C...   Jul 19 2011, 01:36 PM
- - belleraphon1   Thanks DAWN team for releasing these. A lot to lo...   Jul 18 2011, 10:36 PM
- - Drkskywxlt   Is that picture facing the south pole? For some...   Jul 18 2011, 10:59 PM
|- - ugordan   A faux-color version based on color derived from H...   Jul 18 2011, 11:09 PM
||- - kap   QUOTE (ugordan @ Jul 18 2011, 03:09 PM) A...   Jul 18 2011, 11:54 PM
||- - Juramike   QUOTE (kap @ Jul 18 2011, 06:54 PM) What ...   Jul 19 2011, 12:03 AM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Drkskywxlt @ Jul 18 2011, 05:59 PM...   Jul 19 2011, 11:35 AM
|- - Drkskywxlt   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Jul 19 2011, 07:35...   Jul 19 2011, 12:37 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Drkskywxlt @ Jul 19 2011, 07:37 AM...   Jul 19 2011, 01:31 PM
- - belleraphon1   Drkskywxlt: Call it exhuberance. Mirandian was ...   Jul 18 2011, 11:19 PM
- - MarkG   Boys and girls, it's "Rampant Speculation...   Jul 19 2011, 12:07 AM
- - belleraphon1   "But is it not wild that we can even make sub...   Jul 19 2011, 12:25 AM
- - MarkG   There is a big difference between Miranda and Vest...   Jul 19 2011, 01:35 AM
- - Steve G   Sometimes it's easier just to rotate and crop,...   Jul 19 2011, 01:36 AM
- - nprev   I think we'll definitely need a true global vi...   Jul 19 2011, 01:36 AM
- - Explorer1   How far will coverage of the northern hemisphere g...   Jul 19 2011, 01:44 AM
- - belleraphon1   Shaken or stirred? That is the question.   Jul 19 2011, 02:06 AM
- - Gladstoner   On second thought (or third), it looks like materi...   Jul 19 2011, 03:13 AM
- - MarkG   Replies... My understanding is that the North pole...   Jul 19 2011, 04:02 AM
|- - Gladstoner   QUOTE (MarkG @ Jul 18 2011, 11:02 PM) Als...   Jul 19 2011, 04:36 AM
- - tasp   Love the "asteroid size comparison poster...   Jul 19 2011, 04:12 AM
- - antipode   I can't wait to see...errrr...the antipode of ...   Jul 19 2011, 04:34 AM
- - Gladstoner   A little bit of Vesta on Mars?: And on Earth?: ...   Jul 19 2011, 10:15 AM
- - centsworth_II   I was intrigued by the quick look Cassini got at t...   Jul 19 2011, 11:17 AM
- - Steve G   The south polar crater is, by appearances, a flat ...   Jul 19 2011, 02:08 PM
- - algorimancer   Was arrival facing the south polar crater planned,...   Jul 19 2011, 02:37 PM
- - Juramike   Coordinated views of the normal and contrast-enhan...   Jul 19 2011, 03:03 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Nice one, Mike. The orange spot in the false co...   Jul 19 2011, 03:11 PM
|- - MarkG   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 19 2011, 08:11 A...   Jul 19 2011, 04:52 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a composite to illustrate that. Phil   Jul 19 2011, 04:33 PM
- - elakdawalla   You did the enlargement? It's great to actual...   Jul 19 2011, 09:18 PM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 19 2011, 11:18 P...   Jul 20 2011, 03:20 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Stefan @ Jul 20 2011, 07:20 AM) Ag...   Jul 20 2011, 03:29 PM
||- - ugordan   To be fair, that practice of magnifying otherwise ...   Jul 20 2011, 03:49 PM
|- - tfisher   QUOTE (Stefan @ Jul 20 2011, 11:20 AM) Th...   Jul 21 2011, 04:05 PM
|- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (tfisher @ Jul 21 2011, 08:05 AM) I...   Jul 21 2011, 05:56 PM
|- - Stefan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 21 2011, 07:56 P...   Jul 21 2011, 07:54 PM
- - Juramike   Here's a mashup of the image on the DLR websit...   Jul 19 2011, 11:39 PM
|- - dilo   An update on Dawn trajectory: in spite of engine ...   Jul 20 2011, 07:26 AM
- - Greg Hullender   Another interesting stat might be energy/kilogram....   Jul 20 2011, 02:13 PM
|- - dilo   QUOTE (Greg Hullender @ Jul 20 2011, 02:1...   Jul 22 2011, 07:16 AM
- - machi   Enlarging images is standard procedure. NASA use t...   Jul 20 2011, 06:09 PM
- - machi   South pole of Vesta in stereo. Cross eye and anagl...   Jul 20 2011, 09:41 PM
- - Decepticon   machi Thank you for the 3D! My kids appreciat...   Jul 20 2011, 09:48 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Fantastic! Thanks. Phil   Jul 20 2011, 10:11 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (machi @ Jul 20 2011, 01:41 PM) Sou...   Jul 20 2011, 10:56 PM
- - machi   Thank you all! I prepared one more cross-eye/...   Jul 21 2011, 12:04 AM
- - peter59   Today is Thursday, maybe we'll see images acqu...   Jul 21 2011, 09:07 AM
- - belleraphon1   Awesome! Thanks machi   Jul 21 2011, 11:17 AM
- - Phil Stooke   Recent images would be of a narrow crescent, but i...   Jul 21 2011, 02:17 PM
|- - kap   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 21 2011, 06:17 A...   Jul 21 2011, 05:35 PM
- - Juramike   With such a lumpy surface, the high-phase images s...   Jul 21 2011, 02:25 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Hopefully this will be out of date very soon, but ...   Jul 21 2011, 04:46 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Only the north polar area itself will be hidden - ...   Jul 21 2011, 05:44 PM
- - elakdawalla   Regarding the enlargement, I like neither the blur...   Jul 21 2011, 06:04 PM
- - Stu   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 21 2011, 06:56 P...   Jul 21 2011, 09:00 PM
- - elakdawalla   I apologize for being such a pest. I think I don...   Jul 21 2011, 09:06 PM
- - tfisher   another thing to question is the size of the error...   Jul 21 2011, 09:45 PM
- - elakdawalla   What surprised me about that paper was that their ...   Jul 21 2011, 09:52 PM
|- - tfisher   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 21 2011, 04:52 P...   Jul 21 2011, 10:21 PM
- - Juramike   New image! http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/...   Jul 21 2011, 10:12 PM
- - elakdawalla   OK, now it looks like Hyperion. Vesta's an as...   Jul 21 2011, 10:17 PM
|- - ugordan   So *that's* what it was reminding me of!   Jul 21 2011, 10:18 PM
- - Mongo   Has anybody looked at the effects of geometric per...   Jul 21 2011, 10:23 PM
|- - Greg Hullender   QUOTE (Mongo @ Jul 21 2011, 03:23 PM) Daw...   Jul 22 2011, 01:49 AM
- - jsheff   I have a question about Vesta's reference grid...   Jul 21 2011, 10:53 PM
- - elakdawalla   The answer to that question is in the paper that t...   Jul 21 2011, 11:37 PM
|- - jsheff   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 21 2011, 07:37 P...   Jul 22 2011, 12:43 AM
- - Mariner9   I think we have a new image just posted at JPL web...   Jul 22 2011, 03:44 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Mariner9 @ Jul 21 2011, 07:44 PM) ...   Jul 22 2011, 04:11 AM
- - Phil Stooke   I have been playing with a very rough map of Vesta...   Jul 22 2011, 02:09 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Dawn's looping round the north side now, so th...   Jul 22 2011, 07:53 PM
- - elakdawalla   Funny, and well spotted! I've attached th...   Jul 22 2011, 08:04 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here's a crater - middle of this view - with d...   Jul 23 2011, 12:28 PM
|- - Juramike   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Jul 23 2011, 07:28 A...   Jul 24 2011, 02:50 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   It looks like maybe a fresh impact inside an older...   Jul 23 2011, 02:31 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I'd say excavation of dark subsurface material...   Jul 23 2011, 02:34 PM
- - peter59   I'm curious if MYSTIC simulator use real data ...   Jul 23 2011, 10:13 PM
- - Gsnorgathon   As Phil pointed out yesterday, that's Tethys.   Jul 23 2011, 11:09 PM
- - elakdawalla   If our images of Vesta were already that good, we...   Jul 24 2011, 02:38 AM
- - Juramike   BTW, here's the blink animation between the or...   Jul 24 2011, 02:56 AM
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