Hydrogen Hotspots on Vesta
Photojournal: PIA15679
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/PSI/MPS/DLR/IDA
Published: September 20, 2012

This image shows that NASA's Dawn mission detected abundances of hydrogen in a wide swath around the equator of the giant asteroid Vesta. The hydrogen probably exists in the form of hydroxyl or water bound to minerals in Vesta's surface.

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