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[Boiler Plate]

A giant crater on Vesta, first observed by Hubble. This impacted Vesta's southern hemisphere, perhaps causing a series of equatorial rifts. The crater only has part of a rim, perhaps due to Vesta's rapid rotation as the material fell back. Possible source of the Vesta class asteroids.

Large Vesta Crater Web Pages[]

Large Vesta Crater In the News[]

Approaching Vesta (June 2011)[]

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