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4 Vesta: Vesta, minor-planet designation 4 Vesta, is one of the largest asteroids in the Solar System, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometres. It was discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on 29 March 1807 and is named after Vesta, the virgin goddess of home and hearth from Roman mythology.
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Overview, Abstracts, and Bibliography by Edward C. Blair
32, 2000/10/1 Abstract - Being the biggest asteroid with a reasonably intact basaltic crust, 4 Vesta is a pivotal object to the understanding of the early history of the Solar System. Attempts to map the mineralogical variations on its surface ...
by Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Asteroid 4 Vesta is a geochemically evolved asteroid that is hypothesized ...
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