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Asteroid, Vesta

Average distance from the Sun     353,400,000 km
Diameter     531 km
Mass     3e20 kilograms
Orbital period around the Sun     3.63 Earth years / 1325 Earth days
Number of moons     0
The most geologically diverse asteroid, Vesta shows light and dark features much like our Moon. A giant crater 285 miles across is evidence of an impact with another object.

Our Solar System

Our solar system is located on the edge of a spiral arm called Orion’s Arm, and is one-half to two-thirds of the way (28,000 light-years) from the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

The Sun, Sol

The Inner Planets
    The Moon

The Asteroid Belt
  Dwarf planet, Ceres
  Asteroid, Ida
  Asteroid, Vesta
  Asteroid, Eros

The Outer Planets

The Kuiper Belt
  Dwarf planet, Pluto
  Dwarf planet, Eris

The Oort Cloud
  Dwarf planet, Sedna
  Comet Halley
  Comet Hale-Bopp

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