Asteroid Vesta data, gathered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, reveals clues about how solar system formed

The +Houston Chronicle reports that scientists have released a trove of data gathered by the Dawn spacecraft about Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt. The observations taken by the spacecraft are giving astronomers a glimpse into how the solar system formed.

Read more: http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2012/05/astronomers-observation-of-vesta-takes-them-back-to-the-solar-systems-birth/

Photo: Vesta compared to other solar system bodies. (+NASA /JPL-Caltech/UCLA)

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