Fragment of Vesta

This meteorite is a sample of the crust of the asteroid Vesta, which is only the third solar system object beyond Earth where scientists have a laboratory sample (the other extraterrestrial samples are from Mars and the Moon).

Credit:

R. Kempton (New England Meteoritical Services)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9520b
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 April 1995, 20:00
Size:800 x 630 px

About the Object

Name:Vesta
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
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