Vesta is a unique, intermediate class of rocky body in the Solar System, between terrestrial planets and small asteroids, because of its size (average radius of ∼263 km) and differentiation, with a crust, mantle and core. Vesta’s low surface gravity (0.25 m/s[superscript 2]) has led to the continual absence of a protective atmosphere and consequently impact cratering and impact-related processes are prevalent.
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Jennifer E.C. Scully, A. Yin, C.T. Russell, D.L. Buczkowski, D.A. Williams, D.T. Blewett, O. Ruesch, H. Hiesinger, L. Le Corre, C. Mercer, R.A. Yingst, W.B. Garry, R. Jaumann, T. Roatsch, F. Preusker, R.W. Gaskell, S.E. Schröder, E. Ammannito, C.M. Pieters, C.A. Raymond, the Dawn Science Team, Geomorphology and structural geology of Saturnalia Fossae and adjacent structures in the northern hemisphere of Vesta, Icarus, Volume 244, December 2014, Pages 23-40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.013.