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We produced a geologic map of the Av-9 Numisia quadrangle of asteroid Vesta using Dawn spacecraft data to serve as a tool to understand the geologic relations of surface features

We produced a geologic map of the Av-9 Numisia quadrangle of asteroid Vesta using Dawn spacecraft data to serve as a tool to understand the geologic relations of surface features in this region. These features include the plateau Vestalia Terra, a hill named Brumalia Tholus, and an unusual “dark ribbon” material crossing the majority of the map area. Stratigraphic relations suggest that Vestalia Terra is one of the oldest features on Vesta, despite a model crater age date similar to that of much of the surface of the asteroid.

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    D.L. Buczkowski, D.Y. Wyrick, M. Toplis, R.A. Yingst, D.A. Williams, W.B. Garry, S. Mest, T. Kneissl, J.E.C. Scully, A. Nathues, M.C. De Sanctis, L. LeCorre, V. Reddy, M. Hoffmann, E. Ammannito, A. Frigeri, F. Tosi, F. Preusker, T. Roatsch, C.A. Raymond, R. Jaumann, C.M. Pieters, C.T. Russell, The unique geomorphology and physical properties of the Vestalia Terra plateau, Icarus, Volume 244, December 2014, Pages 89-103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.03.035.

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