Dawn at Vesta: Testing the Protoplanetary Paradigm

@article{Russell2012DawnAV,
  title={Dawn at Vesta: Testing the Protoplanetary Paradigm},
  author={C. Russell and C. Raymond and A. Coradini and H. Mcsween and M. Zuber and A. Nathues and M. D. De Sanctis and R. Jaumann and A. Konopliv and F. Preusker and S. Asmar and R. Park and R. Gaskell and H. Keller and S. Mottola and T. Roatsch and J. Scully and D. Smith and P. Tricarico and M. Toplis and U. Christensen and W. Feldman and D. Lawrence and T. McCoy and T. Prettyman and R. Reedy and M. Sykes and T. Titus},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={684 - 686}
}
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
The Violent Collisional History of Asteroid 4 Vesta
Vesta’s Shape and Morphology
Dawn completes its mission at 4 Vesta
An Ancient Core Dynamo in Asteroid Vesta
Small crater populations on Vesta
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