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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Dactyl

Filed under pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 243 Ida and Dactyl, global views

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Dactyl Also known as (243) Ida I, Dactyl is a satellite of the asteroid Ida. Dactyl was discovered by the Galileo spacecraft in images taken as it sped past Ida in an encounter on August 28, 1993. It is about 1.6 by 1.2 kilometers in size, orbiting Ida at a distance of 90 kilometers.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Copyright holder: Ted Stryk

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about August 28, 1993

 

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