File:951 Gaspra.jpg

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English: Asteroid en:951 Gaspra.

Calvin J. Hamilton's website View of the Solar System describes this image as follows:

"This picture Gaspra is a combination of the highest-resolution images and color information obtained by the Galileo spacecraft. The Sun is shining from the right. The subtle color variations on Gaspra's surface have been exaggerated. en:Albedo and color variations are associated with surface en:topography. The bluish areas are regions of slightly higher albedo and tend to be associated with some of the crisper craters and with ridges. The slightly reddish areas, apparently concentrated in low areas, represent regions of somewhat lower albedo. In general, such patterns can be explained in terms of greater exposure of fresher rock in the brighter bluish areas and the accumulation of some en:regolith materials in the darker reddish areas. (Courtesy USGS/NASA/JPL)" [1]
Ελληνικά: Ο 951 Gaspra, ο πρώτος αστεροειδής που φωτογραφήθηκε από κοντά.
English: Cropped from TIFF image from [
English: NASA


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  • 2002-07-20 11:49 (Automated conversion) 640×480×8 (34214 bytes)

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current 13:41, 18 January 2008 Thumbnail for version as of 13:41, 18 January 2008 945 × 785 (128 KB) Papa November Full resolution version from same source. Tightly cropped using GIMP. No copyright claimed for non-creative derivative work.
02:20, 20 May 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 02:20, 20 May 2007 640 × 480 (33 KB) Yonidebest {{Information |Description=Asteroid en:951 Gaspra. Calvin J. Hamilton's website ''View of the Solar System'' describes this image as follows: :"This picture Gaspra is a combination of the highest-resolution images and color information obtained by t

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