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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Asteroid 243 Ida

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

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Asteroid 243 Ida On its way to the Jupiter system, Galileo passed by asteroid 243 Ida, discovering that it had a satellite, now named Dactyl. This is a mosaic of 5 images captured on August 28, 1993, shortly before closest approach. Ida is an S-type asteroid, about 58 by 23 kilometers in size.

NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk

Original image data dated on or about August 28, 1993.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Ted Stryk


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