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An Asteroid and a Moon

An Asteroid and a Moon - Rocks, Moons, Asteroids, Universe, Space
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The Galileo spacecraft launched in October of 1989 with a mission to explore the Jupiter system. In August of 1993, using its CCD camera, the craft imaged asteroid 243 Ida from just over 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles). With this image, scientists discovered the first moon orbiting an asteroid.

Credit: NASA/JPL
RockportSpur Uploaded by RockportSpur on . An Asteroid and a Moon - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: An Asteroid and a Moon. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2158138. The Galileo spacecraft launched in October of 1989 with a mission to explore the Jupiter system. In August of 1993, using its CCD camera, the craft imaged asteroid 243 Ida from just over 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles). With this image, scientists discovered the first moon orbiting an asteroid.

Credit: NASA/JPL
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Times Favorited: 3
Uploaded By: RockportSpur
Date Uploaded: August 11, 2016
Filename: Asteroid-and-a-Moon.jpg
Original Resolution: 1920x1200
File Size: 59.67KB
Category: Moons

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