However, when scientists at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany re-analyzed the images of this giant asteroid obtained by Dawn's framing camera
, they assigned colors to different wavelengths of light and, in the process, revealed in unprecedented detail not only geological structures that are invisible to the naked eye, but also landscapes of incomparable beauty.
Specialised Imaging has released photos of how its Sim-8 ultra-high-speed framing camera
has been used by the Thiot Ingenierie Shock Physics Laboratory in Puybrun, France to study high-velocity impacts of aluminium spheres against an aluminium target at velocities in excess of 4000 meteres/sec.
Another shed located on the pad houses a Beckman and Whitely 189 high-speed framing camera
, which is used for optical diagnosis of explosive events.
Washington, January 4 ( ANI ): The protoplanet Vesta has been witness to an eventful past - images taken by the framing camera
onboard NASA's space probe Dawn show two enormous craters in the southern hemisphere.
Dawn's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR) and framing camera
detected no accumulation of such tiny particles on Vesta, and this particular protoplanet, or almost-planet, remains bright and pristine.
Seen in images from Dawn's framing camera
, this pitted terrain is best preserved in sections of Marcia crater.