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Vern, is one of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 54 kilometres. It's one of the few asteroids that's bright enough to be seen in the night sky.

In-game Description

"Like its big brother Dres, Vern is a big asteroid that resides between the orbits of Duna and Jool. Vern is believed to be one of the many remnants from the formation of the Kerbol System, and going there may help kerbal scientists figure out how the planets were created. It is highly recommended to bring a pack of books to this world, since there aren’t many interesting views from the surface."

Physical Characteristics

Vern is the second-most-massive and second-largest body in the asteroid belt after the dwarf planet Dres , and it contributes an estimated 9% of the mass of the asteroid belt. Vern is the last remaining rocky protoplanet (with a differentiated interior) of the kind that formed the terrestrial planets Moho, Eve, Duna and Kerbin. It is believed that numerous fragments of Vern were ejected by collisions one and two billion years ago that left two enormous craters occupying much of Vern's southern hemisphere. Debris from these events has fallen to Kerbin as meteorites, which have been a rich source of information about Vern.

Vern is the brightest asteroid visible from Kerbin. Its maximum distance from the Sun is slightly greater than the minimum distance of Dres from Kerbol though its orbit lies entirely within that of Dres.


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  • Impact Craters
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