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Fraser
2014-Nov-04, 01:40 PM
When*NASA’s Dawn spacecraft*arrived at Vesta in July 2011, two features immediately jumped out at planetary scientists who had been so eagerly anticipating a good look at the giant asteroid. One was a series of long troughs encircling*Vesta’s equator, and the other was the*enormous crater at its southern pole. Named Rheasilvia, the centrally-peaked basin spans 500 […]

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