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Vesta and the Asteroid Belt

Lecture no. 4 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian

Vesta and the Asteroid Belt

Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Study fossil remains of the early solar system, preserved in the rocky debris of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Focus on one of the largest asteroids, Vesta, viewing it close up via the Dawn spacecraft. Learn how pieces of Vesta have fallen to Earth as meteorites.

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