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Fast Facts: Asteroid Vesta
Description The most geologically diverse asteroid, Vesta shows light and dark features much like our Moon. A giant crater 459 km (285 miles) across is evidence of an impact with another object.
Age About the same age as the Sun: 4.5 billion years
Location Solar system asteroid belt
Avg. distance from the Sun 353,400,000 kilometers (219,600,000 miles)
Diameter 531 kilometers (330 miles)
Mass 3 x 1020 kilograms
Orbital period around the Sun 3.63 Earth years (1325 Earth days)
Number of moons 0
Asteroid Vesta
The impact that cratered Vesta may have birthed a number of smaller asteroids.

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