The mini-planet Vesta faced a series of cosmic bombardment early in its formation, according to astronomers, and it now seems those impacts may be responsible for one of the mini-planet's large stash of carbon. According to a newly published study, a team led by Vishnu Reddy of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Lindau, Germany, the mini-planet's carbon -- which litters the rims of its craters -- is the result of asteroids pummeling the surface... To continue reading, subscribe to The Space Reporter today.
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