Asteroid Size Comparison with Vesta

Asteroid Size Comparison with Vesta

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Caption: Composite image showing the comparative sizes of nine asteroids. Up until now, Lutetia, with a diameter of 81 miles (130 kilometers), was the largest asteroid visited by a spacecraft, which occurred during a flyby. With a diameter of approximately 330 miles, Vesta dwarfs all other small bodies in this image.

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