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Asteroids

951 Gaspra

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The Galileo spacecraft was the first planetary mission to photograph an asteroid "up-close". Its flyby of Gaspra occurred on 29 October 1991 at a distance of about 16,200 km. (Size: 33K)

Image ID: P-40450-C

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A montage of images of Gaspra. (Size: 75K)

Image ID: P-41383

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A comparison of Gaspra with Mars' two satellites, Phobos and Deimos. (Size: 82K)

Image ID: P-41382

243 Ida & Dactyl

The second of the two asteroids which Galileo encountered en route to Jupiter, Ida was discovered to have something different: its own satellite! Galileo's flyby of Ida (and its moon Dactyl) occurred on 28 August 1993 at a distance of about 2,400 km.

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The asteroid Ida. (Size: 41K)

Image ID: P-42964

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The asteroid Ida and its moon, Dactyl. (Size: 22K)

Image ID: P-43731

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The asteroid Ida and its moon, Dactyl (in color). (Size: 16K)
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The asteroid Ida and its moon, Dactyl (in false color). (Size: 21K)

Image ID: P-44131

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A montage of images of Ida. (Size: 38K)

Image ID: P-44129

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A high-resolution image of the asteroid Ida. (Size: 15K)

Image ID: P-44130

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A close-up picture of Ida's moon, Dactyl. (Size: 15K)

Image ID: P-44297

4179 Toutatis

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Radar images of the asteroid Toutatis obtained with NASA's 70 m radio telescope at Goldstone. (Size: 26K)

Image ID: P-41525

4 Vesta

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Montage of images of the asteroid Vesta taken by the Hubble Space Telescope using the Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2. (Size: 33K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC95-20A

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Image, elevation map, and model Vesta's surface. (Size: 34K)

Image ID: STScI-PRC95-20A

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