In this paper we present a time-stratigraphic scheme and geologic time scale for the protoplanet Vesta, based on global geologic mapping and other analyses of NASA Dawn spacecraft data, complemented by insights gained from laboratory studies of howardite–eucrite–diogenite (HED) meteorites and geophysical modeling. On the basis of prominent impact structures and their associated deposits, we propose a time scale for Vesta that consists of four geologic time periods: Pre-Veneneian, Veneneian, Rheasilvian, and Marcian.
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Williams, D. A., Jaumann, R., McSween, H. Y., Jr., Marchi, S., Schmedemann, N., Raymond, C. A., & Russell, C. T. (2014). The chronostratigraphy of protoplanet Vesta. ICARUS, 244, 158-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.06.027