Ibitira contains thousands of bubbles, or vesicles. These bubbles formed when molten lava flowed onto Vesta's surface, where the sudden drop in pressure caused gases dissolved in the lava to form bubbles-just as bubbles form in soda when a bottle is opened.
Fell June 30, 1957 Martinho Campos, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Magmas, Meteorites, Vesta (Asteroid)