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Vesta Peppered with Carbon from 'Dark' Asteroids

Vesta Peppered with Carbon from 'Dark' Asteroids

December 13, 2012
3:00 AM EST
Vesta used to be round -- until it got hit by something nearly one-tenth its size. The resulting impact basin, named Rheasilvia, fills most of this image, taken from some 5,200 kilometers away. | NASA/JPL-Caltech

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