Dawn at Vesta: Testing the Protoplanetary Paradigm

@article{Russell2012DawnAV,
  title={Dawn at Vesta: Testing the Protoplanetary Paradigm},
  author={C T Russell and Carol A. Raymond and Angioletta Coradini and Harry Y. Jr. Mcsween and Maria T. Zuber and Andreas Nathues and Maria Cristina De Sanctis and Ralf Jaumann and Alexander S. Konopliv and F Preusker and Sami W. Asmar and Ryan S. Park and Robert W. Gaskell and Horst Uwe Keller and S Mottola and T Roatsch and Jennifer E.C. Scully and David Eugene Smith and Pasquale Tricarico and Michael J. Toplis and Ulrich R. Christensen and William Charles Feldman and David J. Lawrence and Timothy J. Mccoy and T H Prettyman and Robert C. Reedy and Matthew E. Sykes and T. N. Titus},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={684 - 686}
}
  • C T Russell, Carol A. Raymond, +25 authors T. N. Titus
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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