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11 May 2012

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NASA mission confirms: Ex-asteroid Vesta is a planet that almost was
Christian Science Monitor
Data from NASA's DAWN mission to Vesta, and later to another protoplanet, Ceres, have essentially confirmed the broad outlines of Vesta's history and structure, initially inferred from meteorites thought to be chips off the old protoplanet.

Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta's asteroid family occurred more recently ...
Phys.Org
This image shows three slices of a class of meteorites that fell to Earth that NASA's Dawn mission has confirmed as originating from the giant asteroid Vesta. The meteorites, known as howardite, eucrite and diogenite meteorites, were viewed through a ...

Meteor prospectors mine hills looking for remains | Mountain Democrat
DR. PETER JENNISKENS, right, is a Meteor Astronomer with the SETI Institute. He was in Coloma on Saturday with NASA staff and volunteers in search of more ...
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Hunting meteor fragments, older than the Earth | | EggheadEgghead
Hunting meteor fragments, older than the Earth. May 2nd, 2012 @ 11:07 pm by Andy Fell. The minivan-sized meteorite that broke up over the Sierra on Sunday, ...
blogs.ucdavis.edu/.../hunting-meteor-fragments-older-than-the...

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