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4 Vesta

Since Ceres is called a dwarf planet, Vesta is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. This chunk is ellipsoid-shaped and rotates every 5.3 hours.

Distance to the Sun: 2.151 - 2.572AU
Mass: 2.7 * 1020 kg
Size: 578 * 560 * 458 km
Orbit period: 1325.46 days (3.63 years)

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11/28/2007

    4 Vesta
Computer model based on topographical measurements.
Graphic: Ben Zellner (Georgia Southern University), Peter Thomas (Cornell University) and NASA

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