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  • June 28, 2012

    Episode 401: Orbiting Vesta

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    Vesta is the second most massive asteroid in the asteroid belt and has been known to astronomers since 1807. Although ground-based telescopes have been used to observe Vesta and determine many of its characteristics, the NASA Dawn mission is orbiting the object to gain deeper knowledge. Vesta has a large mountain, has suffered a massive collision and has many other diverse features on its surface.