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First mineralogical maps of 4 Vesta

De Sanctis, Maria Cristina and Nathues, A. and Ammannito, E. and Capaccioni, F. and Frigen, A. and Le Corre, L. and Jaumann, Ralf and Palomba, E. and Pieters, Carle M. and Reddy, V. and Stephan, K. and Tosi, Nicola and Yingst, A. and Zambon, A. and Barucci, M. A. and Blewett, D. and Capria, M. T. and Combe, J. P. and Denevi, B. and Keller, H. U. and Marchi, S. and McCord, T. B. and McFadden, L.A. and McSween, H.Y. and Raymond, C.A. and Russell, C.T. and Li, J. Y. and Sunshine, J.M. and Toplis, M. (2012) First mineralogical maps of 4 Vesta. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2012, 19.-23. März 2012, The Woodlands, Texas, USA.



Before Dawn arrived at 4 Vesta only very low spatial resolution (~50 km) albedo and color maps were available from HST data. Also ground-based color and spectroscopic data were utilized as a first attempt to map Vesta’s mineralogical diversity [1-4]. The VIR spectrometer [5] onboard Dawn has ac-quired hyperspectral data while the FC camera [6] ob-tained multi-color data of the Vestan surface at very high spatial resolutions, allowing us to map complex geologic, morphologic units and features. We here re-port about the results obtained from a preliminary global mineralogical map of Vesta, based on data from the Survey orbit. This map is part of an iterative map-ping effort; the map is refined with each improvement in resolution.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/76115/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:First mineralogical maps of 4 Vesta
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
De Sanctis, Maria CristinaIstituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Rome, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Nathues, A.Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ammannito, E.INAF, Istituto di Fisica Dello Spazio Interplanetario, Roma, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Capaccioni, F.Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale, Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Frigen, A.INAF, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica,Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Le Corre, L.Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, 2 rue de la Houssinière, 44322 NantesUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, Ralfralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Palomba, E.Institute for Interplanetary Space Physics (IFSI), Rome, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Pieters, Carle M.Brown University, Providence, RI, United States.UNSPECIFIED
Reddy, V.Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USAUNSPECIFIED
Stephan, K.katrin.stephan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tosi, Nicolanicola.tosi (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Yingst, A.Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Zambon, A.DIMeG, Università di Padova, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Barucci, M. A.Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Blewett, D.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Capria, M. T.Instituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Roma, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Combe, J. P.Space Science Inst., Winthrop WA, USA, Lab. de Planetologie et de Geodynamique, U. de Nantes, Nantes, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Denevi, B.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Keller, H. U.Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Marchi, S.Department of Astronomy, University of PaduaUNSPECIFIED
McCord, T. B.HIGP/SOEST, University of Hawaii, Winthrop, WA, USAUNSPECIFIED
McFadden, L.A.University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
McSween, H.Y.University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleUNSPECIFIED
Raymond, C.A.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Russell, C.T.Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095UNSPECIFIED
Li, J. Y.University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Sunshine, J.M.Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Toplis, M.University of Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Dawn, Vesta, asteroid, mineralogy
Event Title:Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2012
Event Location:The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-23. März 2012
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project DAWN
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Pieth, Susanne
Deposited On:26 Sep 2012 09:12
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:36

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