Color and Albedo Heterogeneity of Vesta from Dawn

  title={Color and Albedo Heterogeneity of Vesta from Dawn},
  author={V. Reddy and A. Nathues and L. Le Corre and H. Sierks and Jian-Yang Li and R. Gaskell and T. McCoy and A. W. Beck and S. Schr{\"o}der and C. Pieters and K. Becker and B. Buratti and B. Denevi and D. Blewett and U. Christensen and M. Gaffey and P. Gutierrez-Marques and M. Hicks and H. Keller and T. Maue and S. Mottola and L. McFadden and H. Mcsween and D. Mittlefehldt and D. O'Brien and C. Raymond and C. Russell},
  pages={700 - 704}
A New Dawn Since 17 July 2011, NASA's spacecraft Dawn has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta—the second most massive and the third largest asteroid in the solar system (see the cover). Russell et al. (p. 684) use Dawn's observations to confirm that Vesta is a small differentiated planetary body with an inner core, and represents a surviving proto-planet from the earliest epoch of solar system formation; Vesta is also confirmed as the source of the howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteorites… Expand

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