Comments for: Scientists stunned by surface of asteroid Vesta

Posted Aug. 01, 2011, at 9:06 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — The first close-up pictures of the asteroid Vesta reveal a northern hemisphere littered with craters and a smoother southern half, researchers reported Monday. Running along the asteroid’s equator are deep grooves — a surprise to scientists who did not expect to see such features. The images were …

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