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Giant Crater Found on Asteroid Vesta!
News story originally written on September 9, 1997
A huge crater was discovered on the asteroid Vesta. The Hubble Space Telescope helped to make the discovery.
The crater is big! If the Earth had a crater like that it would be as big as the Pacific Ocean!
The crater was made when something hit Vesta a long time ago. When the asteroid was hit rocks were thrown out into space. Scientists think that some of this rock fell to the Earth's surface. These rocks from outer space are called meteorites.
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