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4 Vesta


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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Google previewAsteroids (2002)

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 ...

Google previewUnited States and Western Europe Cooperation in Planetary Exploration (1986)

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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