Rocks from Vesta -- Part 1: Eucrites
Photojournal: PIA15136
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Hap McSween (University of Tennessee), and Andrew Beck and Tim McCoy (Smithsonian Institution)
Published: December 2, 2011

These images are of HED (howardite, eucrite and diogenite) meteorites, a large group of meteorites believed to originate from asteroid Vesta, a hypothesis that is consistent with current Dawn observations.

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