Vesta asteroid shown in new light

Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have revealed unusual geological features on the surface of the asteroid Vesta, one of the brightest objects in our solar system.

The new data shows that some areas on Vesta are much brighter than others. These bright areas are concentrated around craters, which suggests they are related to matter left by ancient impacts. The new images indicate that Vesta’s surface contains very old geological material, perhaps even from the birth of the solar system.

Read more at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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