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Images of the Asteroids, Gaspra and Ida
On its journey to Jupiter, Galileo returned some spectacular images of Asteroid 951, Gaspra, and Asteroid 243, Ida, and its moon (243)1 Dactyl.

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This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by the Galileo spacecraft some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991. The Sun is shining from the right.

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Go to Images of the Moon Asteroid 243 - Ida and its Moon Dactyl
This is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and its newly discovered moon to be transmitted to Earth Galileo spacecraft--the first conclusive evidence that natural satellites of asteroids exist.

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