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Vesta’s Shape and Morphology

Jaumann, R. and Williams, D.A. and Buczkowski, D.L. and Yingst, R.A. and Preusker, Frank and Hiesinger, H. and Schmedemann, N. and Kneissl, T. and Vincent, J.B. and Blewett, D. and Buratti, B.J. and Carsenty, U. and Denevi, B. and De sanctis, M.C. and Garry, W.B. and Keller, H. U. and Kersten, E. and Krohn, Katrin and Li, J.-Y and Marchi, S. and Matz, K.D. and McCord, T.B. and McSween, H.Y. and Mest, S.C. and Mittlefehldt, D.W. and Mottola, S. and Nathues, A. and Neukum, G. and O'Brien, D.P. and Pieters, C. and Prettyman, T.H. and Raymond, C.A. and Roatsch, T. and Russell, C.T. and Schenk, P. and Schmidt, B. and Scholten, F. and Stephan, K. and Sykes, M.V. and Tricarico, P. and Wagner, R. and Zuber, M.T. and Sierks, H. (2012) Vesta’s Shape and Morphology. Science, 336, pp. 687-690. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). doi: 10.1126/science.1219122.

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Vesta’s surface is characterized by abundant impact craters, some with preserved ejecta blankets, large troughs extending around the equatorial region, enigmatic dark material, and widespread mass wasting, but as yet an absence of volcanic features. Abundant steep slopes indicate that impact-generated surface regolith is underlain by bedrock. Dawn observations confirm the large impact basin (Rheasilvia) at Vesta’s south pole and reveal evidence for an earlier, underlying large basin (Veneneia). Vesta’s geology displays morphological features characteristic of the Moon and terrestrial planets as well as those of other asteroids, underscoring Vesta’s unique role as a transitional solar system body.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Vesta’s Shape and Morphology
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jaumann, R.ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Williams, D.A.Arizona State UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Buczkowski, D.L.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Yingst, R.A.Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Ft. Lowell, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ, 85719, USAUNSPECIFIED
Preusker, Frankfrank.preusker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hiesinger, H.Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität MünsterUNSPECIFIED
Schmedemann, N.Freie Universitaet Berlin, Inst. of Geosciences, Planetology and Remote Sensing, Malteserstr. 74, 12249 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Vincent, J.B.Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Blewett, D.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Buratti, B.J.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CAUNSPECIFIED
Carsenty, U.uri.carsenty (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Denevi, B.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd. Laurel, MD 20723-6099, USAUNSPECIFIED
De sanctis, M.C.Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Rome, Italy.UNSPECIFIED
Garry, W.B.Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Keller, H. U.Universität Braunschweig, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Kersten, E.elke.kersten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krohn, Katrinkatrin.krohn (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8518-4985
Li, J.-YPlanetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona 85719, USAUNSPECIFIED
Marchi, S.Department of Astronomy, University of PaduaUNSPECIFIED
Matz, K.D.klaus-dieter.matz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
McCord, T.B.Bear Fight Institute, Winthrop, WA 98862, USAUNSPECIFIED
McSween, H.Y.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mest, S.C.Planetary Science Institute,Tucson, AZUNSPECIFIED
Mittlefehldt, D.W.NASA, Johnson Space Center, mail code KR, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058UNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.stefano.mottola (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Nathues, A.Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Neukum, G.Freie Universität BerlinUNSPECIFIED
O'Brien, D.P.Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States.UNSPECIFIED
Pieters, C.Brown University, Providence, RI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Raymond, C.A.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, USAUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, T.thomas.roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Russell, C.T.Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095UNSPECIFIED
Schenk, P.Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston TX 77058, USAUNSPECIFIED
Scholten, F.frank.scholten (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Stephan, K.katrin.stephan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tricarico, P.Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ 85719-2395 USAUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, R.roland.wagner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zuber, M.T.Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1126/science.1219122
Page Range:pp. 687-690
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Keywords:Vesta, Dawn, Morphology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project DAWN
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Aydin, Zeynep
Deposited On:09 Jan 2013 08:10
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:48

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