[meteorite-list] Vesta meteorite???

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:27:53 2004
Message-ID: <200311250808.AAA09800_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> Is there any actual strong evidence to support the theory that HED's come
> from Vesta???

Yes. Specta between HED's and Vesta match up.

>...is there any other asteroid matching with HED's too?

Actually, yes. There are at least 20 other asteroids that have specta matches
with the HED's. It turns out though all of these other asteroids
are small, and they all have similiar orbits as Vesta. So the conclusion
was drawn that these smaller asteroids are chips off the larger Vesta,
and Vesta is still the parent body of all of the HED meteorites.

Ron Baalke
Received on Tue 25 Nov 2003 03:08:49 AM PST

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