Harmonic and statistical analyses of the gravity and topography of Vesta

@inproceedings{Bills2014HarmonicAS,
  title={Harmonic and statistical analyses of the gravity and topography of Vesta},
  author={Bruce Gordon Bills and Sami W. Asmar and Alexander Stephen Konopliv and Ryan Sherman Park and Carol A. Raymond},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract We examine the gravity and topography of the asteroid 4 Vesta, as recently revealed by the Dawn mission. The observed gravity is highly correlated with the observed topography, and suggests little lateral variation in density. The variance spectra of both gravity and topography follow power laws which are very similar to those seen for the Moon, Mars, Venus, and Earth. A significant way in which Vesta differs from these larger silicate bodies is that both gravity and topography are… CONTINUE READING