The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
NASA / JHUAPL / Cornell / colorized image by Daniel Macháček
This image has been artificially colorized to match its likely appearance to a human observer. As a C-type asteroid, Mathilde is very dark, darker than asphalt. It is 59 by 47 kilometers in diameter.
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: Daniel Macháček
Original image data dated on or about June 27, 1997
Explore related images:
asteroid 253 Mathilde,
amateur image processing,
Curiosity's Topographic Traverse, sols 924-1000 and beyond
Liftoff of Soyuz TMA-16M
Curiosity MAHLI wheel self-portrait, sol 275 (May 15, 2013)
Earth from Kaguya
Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.
Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.