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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Gaspra in color

Filed under pretty pictures, Galileo, amateur image processing, asteroids, asteroid 951 Gaspra, global views

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Gaspra in color Galileo captured the images for this color view of Gaspra 33 minutes before its closest approach on October 29, 1991. These images were the first returned to Earth from the Gaspra encounter. Gaspra was about 16,000 kilometers from Galileo at the time.

NASA / JPL / Emily Lakdawalla

Observation ID: GAPS4FILTR01-015G4IM

I used images 6065r (green filter), 6078r (violet filter), and 6100r (near-infrared filter).

IMAGE_TIME = 1991-10-29 22:03:25.824Z, 22:03:34.549Z, 22:03:43.216Z 

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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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 October 29, 1991

 

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