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Lovely Green Olivine On Vesta Paints A Different Formation History - Universe Today
That ghoul-like sheen on the asteroid Vesta, as seen in the image above, is not some leftover of Hallowe’en. It’s evidence of the mineral olivine. Scientists have seen it before in “differentiated” bodies — those that have a crust and an inner core — but in this case, it’s turning up in an unexpected location. … Continue reading "Lovely Green Olivine On Vesta Paints A Different Formation History"