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Vesta, the key to the
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Publications of the project

Turrini D., Svetsov V., Consolmagno G. J., Sirono S., Pirani S. (2016). Olivine on Vesta as exogenous contaminants brought by impacts: Constraints from modeling Vesta's collisional history and from impact simulations. Icarus, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.009. Download Article

Pirani S., Turrini D., 2016. Asteroid 4 Vesta: Dynamical and collisional evolution during the Late Heavy Bombardment. Icarus 270, pp. 170-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.01.033. Download Article

Consolmagno G. J., Golabek G. J., Turrini D., Jutzi M., Sirono S., Svetsov V., Tsiganis K., 2015. Is Vesta an intact and pristine protoplanet? Icarus 254, pp. 190-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2015.03.029. Download Article

D. Turrini, J.-P. Combe, T. B. McCord, N. Oklay, J.-B Vincent, T. H. Prettyman, H. Y. McSween, G. J. Consolmagno SJ, M. C. De Sanctis, L. Le Corre, A. Longobardo, E. Palomba, C. T. Russell, 2014. The contamination of the surface of Vesta by impacts and the delivery of the dark material. Icarus 240, pp. 86-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2014.02.021. Download Article

D. Turrini, V, Svetsov, 2014. The formation of Jupiter, the Jovian Early Bombardment and the delivery of water to the asteroid belt: the case of (4) Vesta. Life 4, pp. 4-34. DOI: 10.3390/life4010004. Download Article

D. Turrini, 2014. The primordial collisional history of Vesta: crater saturation, surface evolution and survival of the basaltic crust. Planetary & Space Science 103, pp. 82-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.09.006i. Direct url: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003206331300233X. Download Article

Formisano M., Federico C., Turrini D., Coradini A., Capaccioni F., De Sanctis M. C., Pauselli C., 2013. The heating history of Vesta and the onset of differentiation. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 48, pp. 2316-2332. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12134. Download Article

Publications at the basis of the project

D. Turrini, A. Coradini, G. Magni, 2012. Jovian Early Bombardment: planetesimal erosion in the inner asteroid belt. The Astrophysical Journal, 750, article id. 8. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/750/1/8. Download Article

Coradini A., Turrini D., Federico C., Magni G., 2011. Vesta and Ceres: crossing the history of the Solar System. Space Science Reviews. 163, pp. 25-40. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-011-9792-x. Download Article

D. Turrini, G. Magni, A. Coradini, 2011. Probing the history of Solar System through the cratering records on Vesta and Ceres. MNRAS 413, pp. 2439-2466. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18316.x. Download Article

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