Vesta’s Shape and Morphology

  title={Vesta’s Shape and Morphology},
  author={R. Jaumann and D. Williams and D. Buczkowski and R. Yingst and F. Preusker and H. Hiesinger and N. Schmedemann and T. Kneissl and J. Vincent and D. Blewett and B. Buratti and U. Carsenty and B. Denevi and M. D. De Sanctis and W. Garry and H. Keller and E. Kersten and K. Krohn and J.-Y. Li and S. Marchi and K. Matz and T. Mccord and H. Mcsween and S. Mest and D. Mittlefehldt and S. Mottola and A. Nathues and G. Neukum and D. O'Brien and C. Pieters and T. Prettyman and C. Raymond and T. Roatsch and C. Russell and P. Schenk and B. Schmidt and F. Scholten and K. Stephan and M. Sykes and P. Tricarico and R. Wagner and M. Zuber and H. Sierks},
  pages={687 - 690}
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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